Official Name: Republic of Chad
Official languages: French & Arabic
Area: 1,284,000 km2
Population: 10,329,208 (2009 estimate)
Region: Chad is landlocked country in Central Africa
Government - Presidential republic
Independence from France - August 11, 1960
Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Internet TLD: .td
Calling code: +235
Al Jazeera English | Plight of Chad families in wake of "child smuggling" row | 2 November 2007
The French charity alleged to be involved in child kidnapping by Chad claims it was rescuing the children who were fleeing war-ravaged Darfur in neighbouring Sudan. Our correspondent, Mohamad Vall, went to the border town of Tine to uncover the plight of families still living there.
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