Chad: A Civil War without End?

For almost two decades Chad has been crippled by a destructive civil war. This article gives background information on Chadian history in order to clarify the present predicament and pays attention to the role of Libya and France which are, since the 19th century, the two outside forces that have most directly affected the social, political and economic life of Chad. Notes.

Title: Chad: A Civil War without End?
Author: Boyd, Herb
Year: 1983
Periodical: Journal of African Studies (UCLA)
Volume: 10
Issue: 4
Period: Winter
Pages: 119-126
Language: English
Geographic term: Chad
Abstract: For almost two decades Chad has been crippled by a destructive civil war. This article gives background information on Chadian history in order to clarify the present predicament and pays attention to the role of Libya and France which are, since the 19th century, the two outside forces that have most directly affected the social, political and economic life of Chad. Notes.