COAT OF ARMS
Government: Dominant Party Presidential Republic
Current President: Idriss Déby
Population: 15,833,116 (2018)
Land Size: 1.28 million sq km (495,800 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Hope Rises As UN Offers to Raise U.S.$50 Billion for Lake Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
[Leadership] There is a glimmer of hope for the revival of the shrinking Lake Chad after the United Nations yesterday agreed to help in efforts to raise $50 billion for its recharge.
- Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Buhari Rallies Qatar On Investments, Recharge of Lake Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
[Premium Times] Investments in sectors like petroleum, power, aviation, agriculture, railways, and many others, featured prominently as President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, hosted the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al-thani, at State House, Abuja.
- Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Buhari, Guterres to Co-Chair Special Session On Raising Funds to Recharge Lake Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
[Premium Times] Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the acceptance of the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to co-chair a Special Session to raise $50 billion to fund the inter-basin water transfer from Central Africa to revive the Lake Chad.
- Thu - Apr 18, 2019: Equatorial Guinea Opposition Leader Detained in Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
[RFI] Chad's government continues to hold the head of an Equatorial Guinean opposition party after he was arrested south of N'Djamena, the Chadian capital, last Thursday, according to the Spanish foreign ministry.
- Wed - Apr 17, 2019: Hunger, Displacement and Disease - 4.3 Million People Remain in Dire Need of Aid in Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
[UN News] With Chad at a crossroads of life-threatening challenges ranging from violence to drought, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners appealed on Thursday for $476 million to support the most vulnerable of 4.3 million people relying on aid in the African country.