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Chad

  • Barry Turner
Chapter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

France proclaimed a protectorate over Chad in 1900 and in July 1908 the territory was incorporated into French Equatorial Africa. It became a separate colony in 1920, and in 1946 one of the four constituent territories of French Equatorial Africa. It achieved full independence on 11 Aug. 1960. Conflicts between the government and secessionist groups, particularly in the Muslim north and centre, began in 1965 and developed into civil war. In 1982 forces led by Hissène Habré gained control of the country. In June 1983 Libyan-backed forces reoccupied some territory but a ceasefre took effect in Sept. 1987. Rebel forces of the Popular Salvation Movement led by Idriss Déby entered Chad from Sudan in Nov. 1990. On 4 Dec. 1990 Déby declared himself President. In Feb. 2000 Hissène Habré was charged with torture and barbarity and put under house arrest in Senegal, where he had lived since being toppled in 1990.

Keywords

House Arrest Pipeline Construction Lower Human Development Index Lake Chad Basin Rebel Force 
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Further Reading

  1. Jofe, Emille and Day-Viaud, Valerie (eds.) Chad. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1995Google Scholar
  2. National Statistical Office: Direction de la Statistique des Etudes Economiques et Démographiques, Ministère du Plan et de la Cooperation, 453 N’Djaména.Google Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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