Chad

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INFORMATION

Capital: N’Djamena

Government: Dominant Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Idriss Déby

Economy:

  • Although primarily agricultural, the economy will continue to be boosted by major foreign direct investment projects in the oil sector, estimated at 1.5 billion barrels) that began in 2000.
  • At least 80% of Chad’s population relies on subsistence farming and raising livestock for its livelihood.
  • Relies on foreign assistance and foreign capital for most public and private sector investment projects.

Population: 13,670,084 (2015)

Land Size: 1.28 million sq km (495,800 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Sara: 28%
  • Arab: 12%
  • Daza 11%
  • Mayo-Kebbi: 10%
  • Kanem-Bornou: 9%
  • Ouaddai: 9%
  • Hadjarai: 7%
  • Tandjile: 7%
  • Fitri-Batha: 5%
  • Other: 2%
Religions:

  • Muslim: 53.1%
  • Catholic: 20.1%
  • Protestant: 14.2%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 7.3%
  • Other: 0.5%
  • Unknown: 1.7%
  • Atheist: 3.1%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Arabic (official)
  • Sara (in south)
  • More than 120 languages and dialects

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Hassabo Heads Meeting On Sudanese - Chadian Borders Development Conference - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabou Mohamed Abdul;-Rahman chaired in the Republic an Palace Thursday , meeting on arrangements for the Sudanese-Chadian Borders Development Conference set to take pace in Al-Genaina town , capital of West Darfur State , April 24-25 with participation of Presidents of the two countries, political parties , native administrations and businessmen in Sudan and Chad.
  • Wed - Apr 18, 2018: Military Kills Boko Haram Terrorists in Lake Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [Guardian] The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has conducted an interdiction mission and killed undisclosed numbers of Boko Haram terrorists in Lake Chad region.
  • Tue - Apr 17, 2018: North Darfur, UNHCR Receive 53 Sudanese Refugees From Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [Radio Dabanga] Tina -Fifty-three Sudanese refugees have returned to Sudan after living in eastern Chad for more than 14 years. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) welcomed the first convoy in North Darfur.
  • Tue - Apr 17, 2018: NAF Destroys Boko Haram Terrorists' Vehicles in Lake Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [Vanguard] The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has successfully destroyed some Boko Haram vehicles at a location about 12km East of Arege in the Lake Chad region.
  • Thu - Apr 12, 2018: Chadian Foreign Minister in Luanda - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Chadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Mahamat Zene Cherif arrived in Luanda on Thursday afternoon for a working visit of a few hours to strengthen bilateral cooperation.