Territory in north central Africa, ruled since 1996 by the République du Tchad


Chad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Chad (French: Tchad, Arabic: تشاد‎ Tšād), officially known as the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. Due to its distance from the sea and its largely desert climate, the country is sometimes referred to as the 'Dead Heart of Africa'. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Chad | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 20. Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 6
"Terrorist attacks increased throughout the country during 2015, particularly in the capital, N'Djamena, and the Lake Chad region. In one of the worst attacks, 38 people were killed in twin suicide bombings in N'Djamena in June. In response, President Idriss Déby Itno allocated Chadian military troops to the fight against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility for many of the attacks. In May, N'Djamena was designated as the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force military operation to fight Boko Haram in the region."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.28, Rank: 146, Personal Freedom: 5.45, Economic Freedom: 5.12, Democracy Index: 1.22
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.12, Rank: 152