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A country of north-central Africa. Once part of French Equatorial Africa, it became independent in 1960. N'Djamena is the capital and the largest city.

Chad′i·an adj. & n.
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Noun1.Chadian - a native or inhabitant of Chad
Republic of Chad, Tchad, Chad - a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
Adj.1.Chadian - of or relating to or characteristic of the Republic of Chad or its people or language; "the Chadian desert"; "Chad soldiers"; "Chadian folktales"
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13 (SUNA)- Ambassador Abdul-Aziz Hassan Salih, has handed over his credentials to the Chadian President, Idris Deby, and the Presidential Palace in Ndjamena as Sudan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Chad.
Two main groups in the region, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Sudan Liberation Movement -Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM), denied reports they are invited to visit Ndjamena to discuss their participation in the national dialogue with the Chadian president.
A first convoy of Chadian civilians that left Friday, also under the jeers of angry protesters, turned bloody when Chadian soldiers protecting it threw grenades into the crowd.
Abdallah Sabir, Chadian minister of Post and Modern Technology, reviewed the level of telecommunications in Sudan through focusing on the major projects NTC is implementing and the infrastructure of telecommunications in Sudan as well as NTC's role in organizing the sector and its efforts to keep it up-to-date.
1 (SUNA) - The Assistant of the President of the Republic, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid witnessed, last Wednesday, at the Chadian capital, the renewal of signing the joint Sudanese-Chadian Health Protocol which was signed by the Federal Ministry of Health, Bahr Idriss Abu-Garda and his Chadian counterpart .
He added, "The Consortium has developed its plans through an unprecedented consultation process with Chadian and Cameroonian citizens.
World Bank statements about the oil project's role as a catalyst for sustainable development and improving the lives of the poor are at best naive," says Delphine Djiraibe, a spokesperson for the Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights.
For example, France has maintained more than 1,000 troops on Chadian soil continuously since 1986 under a bilateral agreement with the government in N'Djamena.
Prof Brunet, who himself was back in France when the discovery was made public by the Chadian authorities, was upset that the find had been made public to quickly.
Chadian officials initially said 65 people had died.
The rebel groups accuse the Chadian government and president Deby of encouraging personally defection of former rebels to join Khartoum government.
Chadian forces on Nigerian territory are mostly in the border town of Fotokol and Gamboru Ngala on the basis of the bilateral agreement we signed," Alex Badeh, Nigeria's Chief of Defense Staff, told reporters after signing the agreement with Chadian counterpart Brahim Mahamat, World Bulletin reported.