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Chad

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

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    Vol 45 No 8 |
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Rebels all round

President Déby looks vulnerable but the French and American governments see no credible alternative

The global 'War on Terror' arrived in Chad in early March when a heavily armed column of Algeria's Groupe Salafiste de Prédication et de Combat (GSPC), turned up unexpectedl...


The language of weapons

A sick President and armed uprisings threaten attempts to share out the oil more fairly

Armed opposition is on the rise again, as anti-government militias train in Sudan and politicians grow restless in N'djamena. The unrest puts at risk not only the ailing President ...


Dead men tell tales

Ibn Omer Youssef Idriss, a Sudanese businessman, was shot dead at point blank range outside Chad's Foreign Ministry on 25 September. Six weeks later, on 6 November, four men who ha...


    Vol 43 No 17 |
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Digging a hole

The World Bank appears to be struggling to create transparency but at least it's trying

Digging a trench is easier than establishing accountable institutions. Yet the World Bank is supposed to be financing the Chad-Cameroon pipeline project precisely to set up these k...


    Vol 42 No 22 |
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Desert fox

President Déby wants oil, needs friends and fears prosecution

President Idriss Déby's arbitrary rule worries regional allies and foreign investors. There is growing anxiety in the consortium, led by ExxonMobil of the United States, whi...


    Vol 42 No 19 |
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Dodgy dinars

British authorities have seized a consignment of fake Bahraini dinars which arrived in the country allegedly via the Chadian presidency.


    Vol 42 No 12 |
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Fraud storm

Déby must win back the donors' confidence - the people's confidence is another matter

President Idriss Déby sailed through the presidential election in the first round amid loud questions about electoral fraud. Many Chadians are challenging the results. While...


Under fire

Work is scheduled to start late this year on the controversial US$3.7 billion Chad-Cameroon pipeline following the World Bank's June decision to lend the project $193 million. Chad...


    Vol 41 No 7 |
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Togoïmi's Tactics

President Idriss Déby is deeply worried about ex-Defence Minister Youssouf Togoïmi's rebellion in the Tibesti. Travel, even for officials, is impossible north of Faya-L...


All change

A complex row over oil, French troops, and links with rebels has boiled over

For a French ambassador to be expelled from Chad was once unthinkable: Paris was more likely to expel a Chadian president. Changing times were marked on 11 March by the announcemen...


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