Chad Overview Nations // Africa

OVERVIEW The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in Africa's arid Sahel region. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west. Population centers are concentrated in the south, particularly near Lake Chad in the southwest. The country gained its independence from France in 1960. Shortly thereafter, new President Francis Tombalbaye banned all political parties other...


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