Chad

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INFORMATION

Capital: N’DjamenaGovernment:Dominant Party Presidential Republic RepublicCurrent President: Idriss DébyEconomy:

  • 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

  • Mon - Jun 19, 2017: Tarime Children Want Tormentors to Be Sanctioned - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [Daily News] Tarime -Children of Tarime District in Mara Region have called for stiff legal measures to be taken against people who violate their rights, including rapists and female genital mutilation (FGM) perpetrators.
  • Mon - Jun 19, 2017: Uncertainty Taints Planned Oil Exploration in Chad Basin - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [Leadership] Few days to the deadline set by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to resume oil exploration in Borno state, indications have emerged that the planned exercise may not take place soon.
  • Mon - Jun 12, 2017: Idriss Deby Itno Writes to Paul Biya - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [Cameroon Tribune] The Chadian special envoy, Adoum Younousmi, Minister of Infrastructure Transport and Civil Aviation handed the sealed message to Prime Minister Philemon Yang on June 8
  • Fri - Jun 9, 2017: President of the Republic Receives Congratulatory Message From President of Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir received a congratulatory message from Chadian President, Idris Deby on advent of holy month of Ramadan.
  • Wed - Jun 7, 2017: China Supports WFP Food Assistance in Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [WFP] The Lake Chad region has been affected by insecurity and a resulting humanitarian crisis. China's contribution will enable WFP to provide food assistance to 57,500 people, including nearly 30,000 women and more than 10,000 children under the age of five in the east of the country. A further 44,400 Sudanese refugees will also benefit from this donation.