The environmental history of the Republic of Chad

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World Bank Funding of Chad/Cameroon Oil Project Summary
By Kenneth Walsh, Environmental Defense Fund, 17 March 1997. Should international development assistance for two of the poorest countries in Africa be used to support big oil companies? An international consortium consisting of Exxon, Shell and ELF is planning a multi-billion dollar oil exploitation project with serious environmental and social risks.
Oil Companies' Plans Could Lead To Environmental Catastrophe and Social Unrest in Central Africa
Friends of the Earth press release, 23 April 1997. Oil company documents reveal that a consortium of Shell, Exxon and Elf are planning to open new oil fields in the politically and environmentally sensitive Doba region of southern Chad. The Doba region has long been the seat of an ethnic and regional struggle against Chad's central government.