Republic of Chad

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Republic of Chad
جمهورية تشاد
République du Tchad
A vertical tricolor flag with dark blue, yellow, and red stripes.
Coat of arms of Republic of Chad
Coat of arms
Chad is a north-central African country south of Libya, west of Sudan, east of Niger and Nigeria, and north of the Central African Republic.
and largest city
Official languagesArabic
GovernmentMilitary junta
• Chairman of the Transitional Military Council
Mahamat Déby
• Total
1,284,000 km²
• 2020 estimate

Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked African country.

History[edit | edit source]

Chad allowed Libyan forces into its northern territory in order to protect it from insurgents. The U.S. and France (the former colonizer) bribed the Chadian government to remove these troops and replace them with the CIA-controlled Organization of African Unity.

The CIA installed Hissène Habré as the leader of Chad in June 1982 with using Chadian forces from Sudan. His secret police killed tens of thousands of people and tortured 200,000 until his fall in 1990. In 2000, while living in Senegal, he was indicted for torturing civilians.[1]

All private assets belonging to Exxon Mobil were nationalized in March 2023.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. William Blum (2002). Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower: 'A Concise History of United States Global Interventions, 1945 to the Present' (p. 128). [PDF] Zed Books Ltd. ISBN 9781842772201 [LG]
  2. “Chad has nationalized all the assets and rights including hydrocarbon permits and exploration and production authorisations that belonged to a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, the Central African nation’s energy and hydrocarbons ministry said in a statement on Thursday.”

    Reutters Staff (2023-03-24). "Chad says it has nationalized all assets owned by Exxon Mobil" Reutters. Retrieved 2023-03-28.