Chad Overview Nations // Africa

OVERVIEW The Republic of Chad gained its independence from France in 1960. Shortly thereafter, new President Francis Tombalbaye banned all political parties other than his own. Decades of civil war ensued, along with discord with Libya, which allied with one of Chad's guerilla groups. Chad's current economic situation is extremely challenging: On the U.N. Development Program Human Development Index, Chad ranks at 185 out of 187 nations (for the year 2015). It is considered one of...


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