|African continent. Chad outlined in|
dark ink & shaded.
|A close-up of Chad & its neighbors.|
Libya, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger
495,753 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
N'Djamena, Moundou, Sarh, Abeche, Kelo
Famous Geographical Point:
Louis Gidrol, musician (he co-wrote the Chadian national anthem)
Book Set In/About:
Rain School by James Rumford
This is a children's book about a school in Chad. It's (allegedly) filled with lovely illustrations and sparse prose to show how difficult it is for many children to get an education in Chad.
Movie Set In/About:
"Daratt (Dry Season)" (2006), directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
At the end of a decades-long civil war, a teenaged boy is sent by his grandfather to kill the man who killed the boy's father. However, as the boy grows to know the man and become involved in his life, he finds himself conflicted about his murderous task.
Headline of the Day:
"Tensions in Chad as Deby Sworn in for Fifth Term" in Times LIVE.
It was depressingly difficult to find an actual headline about Chad, rather than about Michael Phelps' rival Chad Le Clos.