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OverviewChad’s post-independence period has been rife with instability, poverty and corruption.  The country’s 10 million population is split geographically composed of mainly Arabs and Muslims in the north and mainly Christian/Animist and non-Arabs in the south. This geographic spread is the cause of some tension.  The county also has severe problems with Sudan, with each side accusing the other of supporting violence in the other country. Photo: the Grand Mosque N'Djamena, Chad. ResourcesChad is rich in mineral resources such as gold and uranium deposits and became an oil-exporting nation in 2003 with the completion of a pipeline that can send oil to…

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