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Vol 1 (AAC) No 1

Published 1st November 2007


Chad

The battle for Ndjamena

President Déby left Beijing with a clutch of deals after he had ditched Taipei – ‘for the survival of Chad’

Losing Chad has been a big setback for Taiwan’s plans in Africa. Chad had resumed diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1997. Merchandise trade had not been important for either country: total trade in 2006 was US$57.3 million, down from $82.6 mn. in 2005.

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