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

  • Tue - Mar 28, 2017: Buhari Approves Establishment of Naval Base in Lake Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of an operational base for the Nigeria Navy in the Lake Chad with the intention to boost security in the strategic zone.
  • Tue - Mar 28, 2017: Buhari Approves Establishment of Naval Base in Lake Chad to Boost Security - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of an operational base for the Nigeria Navy in the Lake Chad with the intention to boost security in the strategic zone.
  • Mon - Mar 27, 2017: Chadian Forces Killed in Central Darfur - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [Radio Dabanga] Um Dukhun / Abeche -Sudanese militants attacked a Chadian commissioner and killed two of his bodyguards in Sudanese territory on Friday, following the disarmament of Chadian forces. A French national has been kidnapped in Chad and reportedly taken to Sudan.
  • Mon - Mar 27, 2017: Sudan Works With Chad, France to Find Kidnapped Frenchman - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [RFI] Sudanese security agents have launched a search for a Frenchman who was kidnapped in neighbouring Chad on Thursday. Officials in Khartoum say this follows Chadian Security Minister Ahmat Mahamat Bachir's announcement oin Friday that the man, who works for a mining company, had been taken to their country.
  • Mon - Mar 27, 2017: Second Fair for Sudanese Products in Ndjamena Opened - AllAfrica News: Chad
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Second Exhibition of Sudanese Products inaugurated, Sunday, in Ndjamena , Chad, with participation of a number of Sudanese companies.