The Republic of Chad is a large country located in the Mid-North of the African continent.
It gained independence in 1960. Its population is about 16 million (about 50% are Muslims). Its capital city is called N’Djamena (meaning: the place of rest).
Official languages in Chad are Arabic and French. There are about 20 ethnic groups in Chad.
The main 5 ethnic groups are:
– 26% Sara.
– 13% Arab.
– 8% Kanembu.
– 7% Masalit.
– 7% Toubou.
The president of Chad is Idriss Déby who came into office in 1990. He is head of a
political party called the Patriotic Salvation Movement.
Despite the development and progress of Chad's economy, it is listed as one of the poorest countries in the world as GDP Per Capita. It is very sad to know that about 80% of the population lives below the poverty line. Their lives can barely be called so. That only means one thing: corruption is on the rise!
What can bring the light of mercy into the dark souls of people?
How many more people shall suffer to awaken the conscience of those in power?
Are we really dealing with people who appear in human bodies but possess hearts of devils?
I personally make an appeal to the international community: you must take a stand
about what is going on in Chad!
“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” Confucius.
Mohammad Alshereda is a Kuwaiti sociologist who is an international advocate of peace. He is an active writer who publishes articles about peace and promotes the end of violence in the world. He can be reached on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/englishkuwaiti/
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