See also: Chad news

Amnesty International
Use the SEARCH button (bottom of the page) to retrieve full text reports and news on Chad.

Baptist Mid-Missions
The missions originated in 1911 when founding father, William C. Haas, went to central Africa. They now operate in eleven African countries and have worked in Chad since 1925. Mark and Diane Vanderkooi and Paul Weber & Kathryn Arnold describe their life in Chad. Palmview is a school for children of missionaries in Chad. Based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Catholic Relief Services. Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor - by Ian Gary and Terry Lynn Karl
In English, French, Portuguese. Full text (110 pages in PDF) Pub. 2003. Covers Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon. Professor Karl is from the Dept. of Political Science, Stanford University. Site based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Centre National d'Appui a la Recherche (CNAR)
In French. The Centre, in N'Djamena, supports an arboretum/science park, a documentation service which is a legal depository for technical and scientific publications, and other services.

Chad. Presidence
In French. Official site.

Corporate Watch
" online magazine and resource center investigate and analyze corporate activity. We are committed to exposing corporate greed by documenting the social, political, economic and environmental impacts of these transnational giants."  Use their keyword search to locate, for ex., information on the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline. Based in San  Francisco, CA.

L'Echo des Frontieres.
Bulletin Régional de suivi des échanges transfrontaliers
Academic bulletin on trade, economic relations between Benin, Cameroun, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Full text, in French.  "Ce site fait partie du réseau Refer mis en place par l'AUPELF-UREF."

Environmental Defence Fund (New York City)
"Questions Concerning The World Bank and Chad/Cameroon Oil and Pipeline Project. Makings of a New Ogoniland? Corporate Welfare Disguised as Aid to the Poor?" By Korinna Horta, Economist, Environmental Defense Fund. March 1997. 11 page report concerning development of Chad oil fields with a pipeline through Cameroon by Exxon, Shell and ELF to be funded by the World Bank and others.

Exxon -  Chad Cameroon Development Project
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.

Friends of the Earth - Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline
Three page article opposed to the pipeline. "Not only will the project harm fragile rainforests in Cameroon, but may worsen an alreay-precarious human rights situation in Chad. FOE are based in Washington, D.C.

[Front National du Tchad Rénové FNTR] Alwihda Actualite
In French. Online publication of the opposition party, Le Front National du Tchad Renové. The FNTR "publie un bulletin mensuel d'information billingue (arabe-français) dénommé "ALWIHDA" qui est distribué gratuitement grâce au soutien de ses membres. Il intervient auprès de pays pour aider les exilés et réfugiés politiques tchadiens à régulariser leurs situations." Has national and international news, interviews, press releases, tourism information, FNTR and Front Uni pour la Démocratie et la Paix - FUDP documents and information pages, and copies of the agreements creating FUDP and the CMPA Coordination des Mouvements Armés et Partis politiques de l'opposition. Web site based in France.

Front Uni pour le Changement, FUC
In French. Rebel organization in Chad opposed to the government of Idriss Deby.

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century - from Matthew White
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. M. White is a librarian, see his FAQ. The Systems of Government maps are not quite accurate.

Historical Flags of Chad
Has flags of FROLINAT, Volcan Army, FAN, Mubi Front, etc. Maintained by Jaume Olle, from Spain, who writes "On most of the States and territories whose flag appears in these pages, and that no longer exist, I possess information in Spanish. Regrettably I cannot translate it, but I will transmit it to who request it in spanish."

ialtchad Presse
In French. Current news. Portal on Chad. National anthem audio file, recipes, the Constitution, listing of government officials, the opposition, investment information, tourist information, arts and culture, music (including audio clips), sports, announcements, classifieds, humor, job seekers, photographs, etc. Site of the Groupe Ialtchad Presse. Based in Montreal, Canada.

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). One of its most useful features is a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources. One can also do keyword searches of messages posted to their email discussion list, Int-Boundaries. Has "Summary of National Maritime Claims" (Jan. 1996) which includes African countries, the tables of contents for their Boundary & Security Bulletin (1993- ) and links to related net resources.

International Crisis Group - Chad

International Monetary Fund - Chad and the IMF
Statistical appendices, Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers.

Internet Service Provicers in Chad - Mike Jensen
Good information on the state of the internet and telecommunications in Chad, organizations, costs, etc.

Internet Society - Chad Chapter

IRIS, Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (College Park, Maryland)
The Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS) at the University of Maryland, College Park has produced reports on A System and Implementation Schedule for Simplifying Business Registrations in Chad. Describes work carried out under the contract to provide technical assistance toward simplifying GOC business registration proceduresand and follow-up recommendations to USAID/Chad. Based at the University of Maryland, Department of Economics.

Lake Chad Basin Commission
Information about the Commission on the site of the International Monetary Fund.

Lemarchand (Rene) Collection
A detailed guide to the Rene Lemarchand Collection on Burundi, Chad, Congo-Kinshasa, Gabon, and Rwanda at the University of Florida Africana Library, was prepared by Dr. Dan Reboussin.

Library of Congress - Chad, Country Study
Published 1990. Full text of the book. Geography, society, economy, politics, history (to 1982), environment, population, languages, ethnic groups, social structure, religion, education, health, foreign relations, armed forces, civil conflict, bibliography.

Mbendi - Chad Country Profile
Basic data, oil industry, mining industry, business information.

Mega-Tchad, Réseau international de recherches pluridisciplinaires dans le bassin du lac Tchad
In French. Has the full text of its Bulletin, a list of their publications, an email directory of members, links to related sites. Based in Nanterre, France.

Musiques Afro-Caribeennes - Chad
Part of the Africa Net site hosted by the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel in France.

OilWatch Europe (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Its newsletter,Pipeline, provides news on oil production issues in African oil producing countries (Nigeria, Chad, Cameroun, Angola, etc.). See also Oilwatch International.

Oilwatch International (Quito, Ecuador)
In Spanish. Founded in 1996, established to link communities threatened by oil activities in a Southern Hemisphere network of resistance." Reports on Angola, Cameroon, s, Congo, Equatorial Guinea. See also OilWatch Europe.

Parti Libéral du Tchad, PLT - Chad Liberal Party
In French. "un mouvement politique tchadien présidé par Mika Lelita Yondoloum, qui a pour mission de rassembler toutes les forces vives du Tchad autour des valeurs communes qui unissent tous les Tchadiens et d'amener à la réconciliation nationale en favorisant la concertation et le dialogue entre les divers partis politiques, mouvements patriotiques et groupes politico-militaires de l'opposition democratique, restaurer et ancrer la démocratie, intaurer un état de droit, mettre en place un gouvernement respectueux des droits et libertés, ramener la paix et la sécurité et mettre en oeuvre une politique de développement économique et social pour prospérer au présent et investir dans l'avenir. Son programme PEEP Paix, Education, Emploi et Prospérité vise à apporter des solutions pratiques aux problèmes des populations tchadiennes. Avec un forum de démocratie participative et de réconciliation nationale. Chad Liberal Party wants to bring back peace, democraty and prosperity. Based in N'Djamena Chad."

Poste et les Telecommunications Internationaux du Tchad, TIT (N'Djamena)
In French. Government telecommunications and internet provider. Chad joined the internet October 1997.

Power and Interest News Report, PINR
PINR is "an independent organization that utilizes open source intelligence to provide conflict analysis services in the context of international relations." Reports on Africa include "Rebel Attack Threatens Deby's Government in Chad. " Based in Chicago, Ilinois.

Rainforest Action Network - Africa Campaign
Campaign to oppose the Chad / Cameroon oil pipeline.

SIAPT Company
In French and English. Company, based in Ndjamane, Chad, involved in "Import- Export / Construction - Agriculture et Partenariats au Tchad." Among its exports is gum arabic. "Chad is the second World largest producer of Gum Arabic." It plans to be at the June 24-27, 2003 : Africa Business Summit, Washington DC

SIL International (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics)
Has a large number of full text sociolinguistic surveys and a bibliography, by country, of SIL publications; some are in full text online. Has the full text of "Mabire: A Dying Language of Chad" by Eric Johnson and Cameron Hamm. Publishes Ethnologue: languages of the world with maps and indexes, (Dallas, SIL International,) edited by Barbara F. Grimes. SIL is based in Dallas, Texas.

Tchad Forum
In French. Chad history, culture, tourism, geography, press/media. Carries communiques from L’Action du Tchad pour l’Unité et le Socialisme, ACTUS.

In French. Videos, music. Blogs on Chad.

An evangelical, non-denominational, international mission whose purpose is to establish reproducing churches. Has a page on missionaries in Chad. TEAM is based in Wheaton, Illinois.

Travel Document Systems - Chad Page
A visa/passport expediting service for U.S. citizens. One can print out a visa application form in Acrobat or Common Ground format. Uses the CIA World Factbook information though did not have the latest edition. Provides useful information on history, foreign relations including U.S. relations though sources are not given.

United Nations Development Programme. Millennium Development Goals Report - Chad
The reports include a Jan. 2002 report, in French, on Chad. 18 p.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR and Refworld
Refworld news about Chad. UNHCR activities in Chad.

United States. Census Bureau. Census Dates for Countries and Areas of Africa: 1945 to 2004

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Chad
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Chad
Has a map, information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense.

United States Congress
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information, is a great resource. Keyword search access to the full text of the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD(similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates) and to Congressional legislation. Scroll down half way to locate the Congressional Record Text: Congress: 105th (1997-98) - 104th (1995-96) - 103rd (1993-94).

United States. Department of State. Chad. Consular Information Sheet
Entry requirements, safety, security, medical facilities, road conditions, etc.

United States. Dept. of State. Country Reports on Human Rights - Chad
2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report1996 Report, 1995 Report, 1994 Report, 1993 Report

United States. Embassy. Chad
In English and French. Ambassador's biography, information from the Public Affairs and Commercial Section, etc.

United States. Energy Information Administration - Chad
The Country Analysis Brief has information on the Chad oil industry, an economic, energy, environment overview and a political profile.
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Univ. of Pennsylvania Chad Page
U.S. C.I.A maps, embassies, travel, language information. Created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn's vast African studies web site now has a keyword search engine.
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La Voix du Peuple
In French. Mensuel d'informations politiques. Political news, political commentary, a readers' poll. From the Mouvement pour la Democratie et le developpement, MDD. Is opposed to the present Chad government. Based in Reims, France.

World Bank Group - Chad
Statistics (including gender), data profile, full text reports, projects, news, World Bank contacts in Chad.

World Bank. Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project
"The project, which is expected to cost $3.7 billion, will develop the oil fields at Doba in southern Chad and construct a 1,070 km pipeline to offshore oil-loading facilities on Cameroon's Atlantic coast. The sponsors are ExxonMobil of the U.S. (the operator, with 40 percent of the private equity), Petronas of Malaysia (35 percent), and Chevron of the U.S. (25 percent). Depending on world oil prices, the project could yield up to $2 billion in revenues for Chad and $500 million for Cameroon over the 25-year production period." Has a slide show, many documents.