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 Chad - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Chad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chad became an autonomous state within the French Community in 1958, with François Tombalbaye as prime minister.
It was announced in March 1989 that France, Chad, and Libya had agreed to observe a ceasefire proposed by the OAU.
Habré was endorsed as president in December 1989 for a further seven-year term under a revised constitution, introduced in July 1990.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Chad   (967 words)

  
 Chad
The blue-yellow-red colours of Chad are a combination of the blue-white-red of France, the former colonial power, and the green-yellow-red of the Pan-African (e.g., Ethiopian) ones.
The oldest known kingdom in Chad was found in Kanem by the Sefawad dynasty in the XIth century.
Chad was an important starting point for the military operations led by Leclerc in the Libyan desert (1941-1943).
flagspot.net /flags/td.html   (1706 words)

  
 Background Notes Archive - Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The northern region of Chad was occupied by the French in 1914.
Chad's politics are dominated by the democratization agenda, established by the MPS as a priority.
Chad has been an active champion of regional cooperation through the Central African Economic and Customs Union, the Lake Chad and Niger River Basin Commissions, and the Inter-state Commission for the Fight Against the Drought in the Sahel.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/bgnotes/af/chad9205.html   (3270 words)

  
 EUROPA - Development - Countries - Chad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world, rating 167 th in the Human Development Index with a GDP of 200 € per capita.
Chad will face a crucial economic transition in the next two years, as the oil revenue is expected to double fiscal revenue in 2004, the government will be hard pressed to absorb this income efficiently and invest it effectively to promote further growth and reduce poverty.
It is interesting that in the power struggle in Chad the parties involved “used” various nations as it suited their needs at the time, those nations involved have also switched allegiances between parties as it suited their national policies at the time.
europa.eu.int /comm/development/body/country/country_home_en.cfm?cid=td&lng=en&status=new   (2010 words)

  
 Chad (03/06)
Lake Chad is the second-largest lake in West Africa and is one of the most important wetlands on the continent.
Chad’s economic performance, at least until the onset of oil exports, continued to depend on fluctuations in rainfall and in prices of its principal export commodities, especially cotton.
Chad has proved a valuable partner in the global war on terror, and in providing shelter to approximately 200,000 refugees of Sudan’s Darfur crisis along its eastern border.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/37992.htm   (5165 words)

  
 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Chad including economic and travel overviews and directories of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chad is a landlocked country situated in Central Africa and bordered by Libya, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria.
Chad is a member of the Central African Economic and Monetary Union (CEMAC), a regional organisation aiming for economic integration.
Chad’s economy has historically been one of the poorest in the world, but recent progress in the oil sector is likely to change this.
mbendi.co.za /cychcy.htm   (1671 words)

  
 Patron Saints Index: Saint Chad
Chad felt unworthy, but threw himself into the new vocation, travelling his diocese on foot, evangelizing where he could.
Chad replied that he had never thought himself worthy of the position, that he took it through obedience, and he would surrender it through obedience.
Theodore, astonished at this humility, consecrated Chad himself, and appointed him bishop of the Mercians in Lichfield in 669.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saintc24.htm   (688 words)

  
 Overview - Chad Country Guide - World Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chad was first defined as a national territory in 1910, as one of the four making up French Equatorial Africa.
Lake Chad, once one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, is still a serene sight to behold, despite its gradual shrinkage due to climate change and increased demands.
Indeed, Chad itself, although one of the poorest of Africa's nations, is still geographically staggering, ranging from desert in the north to fertile farmland in the south, all under the canopy of a blue, blisteringly hot sky.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/country_guide.ehtml?o=55&NAV_guide_class=CountryGuide&NAV_Region=55   (407 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Religion (St. Chad)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chad served for a time as a priest in Ireland but was recalled to run an abbey in Yorkshire.
Their consecration of Chad was therefore ruled improper because technically those doing the anointing were deemed to be out of communion with the Church.
Chad had not been elected to the post he'd usurped, hence any claims his "resignation" stemmed from his stepping aside after a disputed election are fatuous.
www.snopes.com /religion/chad.htm   (1031 words)

  
 Douglas W. Jones's chad page
Because of this, most attempts to create pregnant chad led to clean punches, and only when extreme care was taken to limit the stroke of the punching stylus, for example, by holding it with one fingertip resting on the guard sheet while punching, was it possible to create an example of pregnant chad.
At 11 to 12 ounces, the chad remained bent enough that light was visible around the edges; the force required to bend the chad this far was higher when the stylus was slightly off to the side of the rectangle of chad.
Chad jams can be raked out from the front by inserting the voting stylus (or any similar tool) between the top ends of the T-strips of the machine and dragging it down to the bottom.
www.cs.uiowa.edu /~jones/cards/chad.html   (4866 words)

  
 Chad on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chad also has received refugees from the Central African Republic, 30,000 of whom fled a coup there in 2003 and smaller numbers that were displaced by banditry in 2005.
Chad: the tip of the spear: a revolution is taking place in the dust bowls of southern Chad, one that will have a profound impact on how African countries do business with the major oil companies in the future.
Chad, Tinvillage on the border with Sudan-Sudanese refugees coming from the Darfur region, have crossed the border into Chad.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Chad.asp   (2314 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Ceadda
As Canterbury was vacant, he was consecrated by Wini of Worcester, assisted by two British bishops.
When he further intimated that St. Chad's episcopal consecration had not been rightly performed, the Saint replied, "If you decide that I have not rightly received the episcopal character, I willingly lay down the office; for I have never thought myself worthy of it, but under obedience, I, though unworthy, consented to undertake it".
All accounts of his life are based on that given by Venerable Bede, who had been instructed in Holy Scripture by Trumberct, one of St. Chad's monks and disciples.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03470c.htm   (483 words)

  
 United Nations - OCHA IRIN Africa News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
CHAD: President threatens to expel Darfur refugees as attacks surge in lawless east
NDJAMENA, 14 Apr 2006 (IRIN) - Chad President Idriss Deby on Friday threatened to expel 200,000 Sudanese refugees sheltering in the east of the country after repeating accusations that Sudan supports rebels who launched a new offensive to oust him this week.
DAKAR, 24 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Mounting violence in eastern Chad, which aid workers say has forced thousands of Chadians from their homes, "could seriously impede" humanitarian relief efforts in the region, where aid groups are assisting nearly a quarter-million refugees from Sudan’s Darfur conflict, the UN food aid agency said on Friday.
www.irinnews.org /frontpage.asp?SelectRegion=West_Africa&SelectCountry=Chad   (688 words)

  
 Chad News
NDJAMENA, Chad Thousands rallied in Chad's capital in support of the president following a defeated rebel attack, while the oil minister threatened to shut down the country's oil pipeline unless the government...
IDRIS Derby, former rebel General in Chad organized an armed struggle that overthrew the government of Chad in 1989.
Italian politics were in turmoil Thursday as judges began tallying tens of thousands of contested ballots and the country's leading newspaper compared the situation to the chaotic U.S. presidential vote count...
www.topix.net /world/chad   (582 words)

  
 Chad - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Its prominent feature is the broad shallow basin of Lake Chad in the south and southwest part of the country, from there the land rises gradually to plateaux in the south while to the north of the basin the land rises to the Ennedi Plateau and the volcanic Tibesti Ranges.
CLIMATE: Chad has three climatic zones, (1.) a subtropical zone within the equatorial rain belt to the south with a wet season from May to November and a dry season from September to April.
In 1960 Chad gained independence and in 1962 the government headed by Francois Tombalbaye purged all their rivals and established a single party state.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/chad.htm   (1306 words)

  
 chad map and information page
The ancient land called Chad was inhabited over one million years ago, at a time when much of it was only water.
Chad's economy has recently benefited from a series of major oilfield and pipeline projects, while cattle, cotton and gum arabic have long been the traditional economic mainstays.
During the monsoon rains, Lake Chad often overflows, causing floods in the lowland depression of the south.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/africa/td.htm   (588 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Africa : Chad
Janjaweed militias and Chadian rebel groups with support from the Sudanese government are launching deadly cross-border raids on villages in eastern Chad, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
Militias based in Darfur are launching cross-border raids on villages in Chad on an almost daily basis, killing civilians, burning villages, and stealing cattle in a pattern of attacks that show signs of ethnic bias, Human Rights Watch said today.
In the wake of today’s ruling by a Senegalese court that it had no jurisdiction to rule on the extradition of Chad's exiled former dictator, Hissène Habré, Human Rights Watch called on Senegal’s president to proceed with Habré’s extradition to Belgium, where he is wanted to stand trial on atrocity charges.
hrw.org /doc?t=africa&c=chad   (976 words)

  
 Chad
Chad faces challenges in the areas of political stability and economic development.
The government of Chad requires all individuals traveling to or resident in refugee-affected areas in eastern Chad to obtain permits issued by the Ministry of Territorial Administration in N’Djamena.
Driving in Chad tends to be erratic both in cities and in rural areas.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1086.html   (2462 words)

  
 Chad - West Africa- on the Internet
Extensive site, includes facts sheets (includes their HIV/AIDS prevention program), slides, photographs of Chad and Cameroon.Has their Quarterly Reports (in Adobe pdf), the Environmental Management Plan (in 6 vols.) which is part of a 20-volume set of environmental assessment and environmental management planning documents.
Has a map of Africa in the early 1900s showing colonial possessions, a map of the Maji Maji rebellion 1905-1906, boundaries of the former Biafra (Nigeria), Southern Africa 1968-1975, the Chad civil war mid to late 1980s, Sudan civil war 1983.
The Country Analysis Brief has information on the Chad oil industry, an economic, energy, environment overview and a political profile.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/chad.html   (1325 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Chad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare as well as invasions by Libya before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990.
Chad's primarily agricultural economy will continue to be boosted by major foreign direct investment projects in the oil sector that began in 2000.
Over 80% of Chad's population relies on subsistence farming and livestock raising for its livelihood.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/cd.html   (1053 words)

  
 Chad - Wikitravel
Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of ethnic warfare as well as invasions by Libya before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990.
Chad's primarily agricultural economy will be boosted by major oilfield and pipeline projects that began in 2000.
Chad's economy has long been handicapped by its land-locked position, high energy costs, and a history of instability.
wikitravel.org /en/Chad   (868 words)

  
 DHMC | Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
CHaD is committed to providing outstanding compassionate care for children and their families.
CHaD and The Family Place have come together to form a collaborative effort to fight child abuse.
CHaD's decade-old STAR Program, which provides services to chronically ill and disabled teenagers, is struggling to continue operating past this summer.
www.dhmc.org /webpage.cfm?site_id=2&org_id=70&gsec_id=0&sec_id=0&item_id=1475   (405 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Chad
North, Kanem and B.E.T. prefectures, Borkou and Ennedi subprefectures, north of Lake Chad and in the area of Largeau.
Southwest Chad, Tandjile Prefecture, Lai Subprefecture; Lai and to the south on the eastern bank of the Logone River.
South central Chad, north Guéra Prefecture, Bitkine, Melfi, and Mongo subprefectures, south of the Bidiyo.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Chad   (4432 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Chad
As violence intensified in Chad and its Government threatened to expel hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees who fled fighting in the troubled Darfur region of their country, a senior United Nations envoy today called on all parties to resolve their disputes at the negotiation table while protecting those in need of humanitarian assistance.
Chad President Idriss Deby on Friday threatened to expel 200,000 Sudanese refugees sheltering in the east of the country after repeating accusations that Sudan supports rebels who launched a new offensive to oust him this week.
As fighting erupted in N'djamena, the capital of Chad, the United Nations has begun the evacuation of all non-essential staff as well as personnel of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the city, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN's lead logistics agency in the troubled country.
allafrica.com /chad   (1350 words)

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