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Population: 17.18m
GDP: $11.78bn
Debt: 38.3% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Mahamat Kaka co-opts Succès in pre-election campaign

Focused on consolidating power, the junta leader is bringing rivals into the tent and trying to avoid more entanglements in Sudan

The devastating war in Sudan and awkward relations with France and the United Arab Emirates are casting a long shadow over Chad this year as its military leader Mahamat Idriss D&ea...


    Vol 65 No 1 |
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Mahamat Déby's new constitution will reinforce central control

Facing a difficult election next year and shock waves from Sudan's war in the east, the junta wants to consolidate its power

Chadians are widely expected to have approved a new constitution that will pave the way for elections next year after voting closed on 17 December. The results will be announced on...


Presidents Mahamat Kaka and Macron meet on security threats

Paris needs Ndjamena's cooperation more than ever after the rupture of its ties with Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso

The worsening regional crisis triggered by the war in Sudan and Chad's own national reconciliation process dominated the visit of President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' t...

Reliving Darfur's tragic history 20 years on

The floundering attempts at a ceasefire around Khartoum are ignoring the growing threat of regional conflagration in the west

As international attention flickered on the failing talks in Jeddah mediated by officials from Saudi Arabia and the United States, the war between Sudan's military factions has bee...

    Vol 64 No 11 |
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Succès on K-Street

Opposition leader Succès Masra and his party, Les Transformateurs, have taken on the K-Street lobby shop, Scribe Strategies, led by Republican operative Joseph Szlavik, one ...

Border troubles threaten the region

The Chad-Sudan frontier and the restive militias which straddle it are looming larger as tensions rise

On 29 January, Sudan's military leader, General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, went to Ndjamena to discuss growing insecurity on the Chad-Sudan border. No surprises there, perhaps, but th...

    Vol 64 No 4 |
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Kaka falls back on authoritarianism

The President has abandoned the trappings of 'transition' and is consolidating his rule for the long run

Many of the efforts to broaden the support base of the regime of President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno (aka Mahamat 'Kaka') during last year's reconciliation exercise included ...

Bang go the reforms

The credibility of the regime's bid for wider legitimacy is in tatters after it emerged on 5 December that a military court had sentenced 262 of those detained after demonstrations...

    Vol 63 No 22 |
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Massacre threatens transition plan

Mahamat Déby's plan to stay on at least until late 2024 and keep control of security is in question after state forces brutally suppressed demonstrations

Interim President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' and his 'inclusive' new government, which boasts reconciled oppositionists and reformed militia leaders, is in deep crisis ...

    Vol 62 No 18 |
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Hey, big lender

Glencore's huge lending habits have earned the Swiss commodities trader a ticking off from the International Monetary Fund. In a 7 September statement, Abebe Aemro Selassie, the he...

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