List of Famous people born in Chad
Hissène Habré, also spelled Hissen Habré, is a Chadian politician who served as the President of Chad from 1982 until he was deposed in 1990. He was brought to power with the support of France and the United States, who provided training, arms and financing.
Hinda Deby Itno
Hinda Déby Itno was the Chadian First Lady until the assassination of her husband in April 2021.
Ezechiel N'Douassel also known as King Eze, is a Chadian professional footballer who plays a striker for Indonesian club Bhayangkara and the Chad national team.
Rodrigue Casimir Ninga is a Chadian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Sivasspor on loan from Angers SCO, and the Chad national team.
Delphine Djiraibe is a Chadian attorney and co-founder of the Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights.In 2006 she also founded the Public Interest Law Center (PILC). BBC News has described her as "one of Chad's most prominent human rights lawyers".
Moussa Faki Mahamat is a Chadian politician and diplomat who has been Chairperson of the African Union Commission since 14 March 2017. Previously he was Prime Minister of Chad from 24 June 2003 to 4 February 2005 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2008 to January 2017. Faki, a member of the ruling Patriotic Salvation Movement (MPS), belongs to the Zaghawa ethnic group, the same group as President Idriss Déby.
Nodjialem Myaro is a French handball player. She won silver at the 1999 World Championship and gold in 2003. She also competed at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.
Japhet N'Doram is a Chadian former professional footballer who played as a striker.
Albert Pahimi Padacké
Albert Pahimi Padacké is a Chadian politician who was the last Prime Minister of Chad serving from 2016 to 2018.
Aimé-Romarin Billong is a Cameroonian former professional footballer who played as a defender.
Catherine Martine Denguiadé became Catherine Bokassa was a Central African Republic (CAR) Empress Consort. She was one of several wives of Emporer Bokassa but she became the Empress when he created the Central African Empire. Her son was chosen as his heir.
Marie-Christine Koundja is a Chadian writer and diplomat, who has worked in various departments, ministries and embassies of her country. The first published female Chadian author, she has written two novels: Al-Istifakh, ou, L'idylle de mes amis (2001) and Kam-Ndjaha, la dévoreuse (2009).
Goetbé Edmond Jitangar is a Chadian Roman Catholic bishop. He was Bishop of the Sarh, from 1991 to 2016, and has been Archbishop of N'Djamena since 2016.
Ibrahim Abatcha was a Muslim Chadian politician reputed of Marxist leanings and associations. His political activity started during the decolonization process of Chad from France, but after the country's independence he was forced to go in exile due to the increasing authoritarism of the country's first President François Tombalbaye. To overthrow Tombalbaye he founded in Sudan in 1966 the FROLINAT, of which he was the first leader and field commander. Two years later he was killed in a clash with the Chadian Army.
Carine Ngarlemdana is a Chadian judoka. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's -70 kg event. She was the flag bearer for Chad at the opening ceremony.
Catherine Samba-Panza is a Central African lawyer and politician who served as interim President of the Central African Republic from 2014 to 2016. She was the first woman to hold the post of head of state in that country, as well as the eighth woman in Africa to do so. Prior to becoming head of state, she was Mayor of Bangui from 2013 to 2014. She is a non-partisan politician.
Philippe Nkiere Keana
Haroun Kabadi is a Chadian politician. He was Prime Minister of Chad from June 2002 to June 2003 and has been President of the National Assembly of Chad since June 2011.
Hissein Brahim Sem Taha
Hissein Brahim Taha is a Chadian diplomat who briefly served in the government of Chad as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2017.