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Introduction

Granted independence in 1960, Chad is the world's 21st largest country - slightly smaller than Peru. Landlocked and largely desert, the country's previously depended on cotton, before this industry was supplanted by oil.

The country has been beset with refugee crises from Darfur to the east and the anarchic Central African Republic to the south. In 2006 and again in 2008, rebel forces attempted to overrun the capital N'Djamena, but were driven back with the assistance of French troops.

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