Currently, in Chard, votes are being counted after holding a presidential election in which president Idris Deby is expected to serve for a fifth term in the office.
A couple of 26 years ago, Mr. Deby came into power, and now, the Western governments do view him as a protection against the militants found in central Africa.
In the Chad election run-up, there was tight security put in place, the protest matches were also banned and the activist s imprisoned.
Chad has a population of 13 million by approximation, but despite its new oil wealth, the half of its population still live in poverty.
In the year 2011, the opposition boycotted the election hence allowing Mr. Deby to easily access the presidential seat. The same to this year, his winning chances have been favored by the fractures that exist in the opposition.
Ngarlejy Yorongar, who is known to be one of the prominent opposition activists, was banned from vying.
‘Guarantee of peace’
The main country’s challenges are low international oil prices that have recorded for the past years and the growing costs of anti-terror operation that is experienced in the region among other challenges.
According to the western governments, Chad’s army is important contributor when it comes to fighting the Islamic militants which interferes with the peace in the region.
Boko Haram, the Nigeria’s Islamic groups and the al- Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb are viewed to be serious threats in the regions.