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New publication \ Country report Chad

Chad with its volatile security situation is one of the most repressive dictatorships on the African continent. Citing the bad human rights situation and the domestic situation, Germany refused major arms exports to the country. The current Country Report Chad of the Peace and Conflict Research institute BICC gives an overview over basic data on the military sector and investigates the position of the country in relation to criteria of the EU Common Position on arms exports.

The Human Development Index 2019 lists Chad in position 187 (of 189). Only a few days ago, the Islamist militia Boko Haram carried out one of its bloodiest attacks in years, which killed more than 90 people.
Chad is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. The Central African country is faced with massive challenges, such as corruption, unemployment, poverty, inadequate healthcare and limited access to education. At the same time, the share of military spending in the overall national budget is relatively high, and it cannot be ruled out that this has a negative effect on the economic and social development of the country. This is one of the analyses of the Country Report Chad with regard to the 8th EU criterion on arms exports “Economic and technical capacity of the country.”
In addition to the Country Report Chad, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) provides a further 40 reports on recipient countries of German arms exports on its website "Neue Publikation \ Länderbericht Tschad" (pdf, in German)