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or N'dja·me·na or Ndja·me·na  (ən-jä′mə-nə) Formerly Fort-La·my (fôr-lä-mē′)
The capital and largest city of Chad, in the southwest part of the country on the Chari River. Founded by the French in 1900, it was renamed in 1973.
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(ən dʒɑˈmeɪ nɑ)

the capital of Chad, in the SW part. 511,700. Formerly, Fort-Lamy.
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Noun1.N'Djamena - the capital and largest city of Chad; located in the southwestern on the Shari river
Republic of Chad, Tchad, Chad - a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
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Summary: Rabat - Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi travelled, on Wednesday, to N'Djamena to represent HM King Mohammed VI at the 12th Conference of Leaders and Heads of State of the Sahel-Saharan States Community (CEN-SAD) scheduled July 22-23 in Chad.
Mr O'Dea held talks last night in the Chad capital N'Djamena with senior UN officials and local political leaders.
The national carrier of Chad, the North African airline operating from its main home-base of N'Djamena International Airport will operate in conjunction with Cargolux a weekly service from Al Ain to N'Djamena.
Embassy in N'Djamena, it was a harrowing experience, but one they endured with courage and camaraderie.
After the recent rebel attacks on N'Djamena, which left 160 dead according to the International Red Cross, the situation is still not calm enough to begin the deployment of the EU military force EUFOR in Chad, suspended on 1 February (see Europolitics 3462).
President Idriss Deby made his first public comments since Friday's rebel attack on N'Djamena, and the next day's coup attempt on the presidential palace.
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Further services will be introduced to Bafoussam, Garoua, Mamfe later on, as will external flights to capitals in the sub-region, including Libreville, Gabon, N'djamena, Chad and Bangui, Central African Republic.