chad africa

  • French Equatorial

    French Equatorial Africa was a former administrative grouping of four French territories in west central Africa. It was first formed by the federation of 3 French imperial colonies: Gabon, Middle Congo, and Ubangi-Shari-Chad. It comprised a total area of 969,112 square miles (2,500,000 sq km). Chad was separated from Ubangi-Shari in 1920 to form a fourth colony.
  • Chad was separated from Ubangi-Shari

    Chad was separated from Ubangi-Shari to form a 4th colony of French Equatorial Africa.
  • French Equatorial Africa was transformed

    French Equatorial Africa was transformed into a unified territory of France. In 1946 it was re-divided into four separate overseas territories
  • autonomous republics

    Nov 28, Chad, Gabon and Middle Congo, became autonomous republics within the French community. The Middle Congo province of French Equatorial Africa voted to proclaim itself independent as the Congo Republic (Brazzaville
  • Chad became independent from France

    Aug 11, Chad became independent from France, but remained within the French community. Francois Tombalbaye became the 1st president.
  • Oil

    Oil was discovered in Chad.
  • The Development Bank of Central African States

    The Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) was established and included six members of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa: Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
  • Abdelkader

    Abdelkader Wadal Kamougue, a southern Chad leader, led a coup.
  • Weddeye served

    In Chad Goukouni Weddeye served as president until he was overthrown by Hissene Habre. He went to Algeria where he has lived, some of the time helping to plan rebellions against Habre, who was later overthrown by Idriss Deby Itno. In 2009 Weddeye planned to return to Chad.
  • France ousted Libyan troops

    France ousted Libyan troops from a disputed area of northern Chad. In the proxy war, code-named Arid Farmer, France and the US backed government forces against Libyan troops.