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Inside Le Bistrot  

Inside Le Bistrot

Moving to the 'Dead Heart of Africa'

September 12th 2010
As the captain announced that we were descending into N’Djamena, just after midnight on Sept. 1, I looked out the window and saw only a faint smattering of lights; it was hard to believe I was landing in a capital city. The airport was unnecessarily chaotic, considering that there are only two international flights a day (hours apart); as expected a couple of immigration officials tried to give ... read more
Africa » Chad » West » N'Djamena

Chadian Flag Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare as well as invasions by Libya before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990. The government eventually suppressed or came to terms with most politic... ... read more
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