Chad’s government has foiled an attempt to destabilize the country and undermine the constitution. Eleven people conspired in the plot, including soldiers and a human rights activist. They were arrested last month and transferred to the high court in the capital, N’Djamena. A judicial investigation has been opened against these people for undermining the constitutional order, criminal association, illegal possession of firearms and complicity. The accused were all military except for one human rights activist, Baradine Berdei Targuio, who was charged with breaching national security and the illegal possession of weapons. Pray that the tensions that have risen in Chad in recent months with unprecedented protests mounting against the government will subside. Pray for the democratic rule to prevail in Chad and for the Chadians to submit to rule and choose to follow God’s ways (The Bible, Romans 15:13).
Idriss Déby is the present president and Albert Pahimi Padacké is the current Prime Minister of Chad since 26 April 2021. The government is a unitary state with a Presidential system. Chad is landlocked in the middle of the continent and is bordered by six neighboring countries. Chad’s population is unevenly distributed in large part due to the variations in climate and physical geography throughout the country. With its freshwater, Lake Chad draws most of Chad’s over 17 million people to the southwest. The dry Saharan climate in the north is the least populated region of Chad. More than half of the population is Muslim, with one-third Christian, and the remainder follows indigenous religious beliefs or has no religion. Most northerners practice Islam, and most southerners practice Christianity or indigenous religions.