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Introduction:

Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare, as well as invasions by Libya, before peace was restored in 1990. The government eventually drafted a democratic constitution and held flawed presidential elections in 1996 and 2001. In 1998, a rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which has sporadically flared up despite several peace agreements between the government and insurgents. In June 2005, President Idriss Deby held a referendum successfully removing constitutional term limits and won another controversial election in 2006. Sporadic rebel campaigns continued throughout 2006 and 2007.

The capital experienced a significant insurrection in early 2008, but has had no significant rebel threats since then, in part due to Chad's 2010 rapprochement with Sudan, which previously used Chadian rebels as proxies. In late 2015, the government imposed a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region following multiple attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram throughout the year; Boko Haram also launched several bombings in N'Djamena in mid-2015. Deby in 2016 was reelected to his fifth term in an election that was peaceful but flawed. In December 2015, Chad completed a two-year rotation on the UN Security Council. In January 2017, Deby completed a one-year term as President of the African Union.

 

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Quick Facts

Population:
15,833,116 (July 2018 est.)
Map Reference:
Africa
Area:
total= 1.284 million sq km

Government:
Republic
Capital:
N'Djamena

Internet Code:
.td

Airports:
59 (2013)

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Astronaut Image

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CHAD
Mission/Frame: ISS025-E-11641
Spacecraft Altitude: 192 nautical miles (356 km)
Features:
N'DJAMENA, CHARI RIVER, LOGONE RIVER, LAKES, DRAINAGE, ROADS

 

 

 

 

 

   

Source: CIA The World Factbook

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