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CHAD

A gene on chromosome 17q21.33 that encodes chondroadherin, a small leucine-rich repeat (LRR) proteoglycan which promotes attachment of chondrocytes, fibroblasts and osteoblasts, mediated by the integrin alpha2beta1. It may play an important role in regulating chondrocyte growth and proliferation.
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Using the same five-point favorability scale where "1" is very unfavorable and "5" is very favorable, 53% of Chadians have an unfavorable opinion of the French; one-quarter of respondents say they have a favorable opinion of them.
However, the poll results also show that Chadians hold similar negative views of French people, suggesting that respondents don't differentiate between France's policies and its nationals.
Overall, Gallup Poll data suggest that the "EUFOR will not necessarily be popular among the Chadian people," observes de Waal.
Only 30,000 Chadians are officially registered with the Central African authorities, but they are thought to number in the hundreds of thousands, many of them going back generations.
Soldiers from mainly Muslim Chad, which lies to the north of the Central African Republic, have been accused of siding with the Seleka force, and the African Union has said the Chadians will redeploy outside the capital to avoid tensions.
The accusations against the Chadians have been fanned by several incidents, including one on Monday when Burundian troops in the African Union force said Chadian soldiers opened fire on them as they were disarming former rebels.
BANGUy (CyHAN)- Hundreds more Chadian civilians headed Saturday to their home country after facing repeated attacks and threats from majority Christians in the strife-torn Central African Republic.
We will kill them all," one resident shouted as a truck filled with Chadian families left the capital.
Gallup also asked Chadians whether their situation is improving or deteriorating.
Employment is also a critical issue for most Chadians.
Three in four Chadians (76%) tell Gallup that there were times in the year before they were surveyed when they or their families went hungry.
As natural resources and agricultural products are the pillars of Chad's economy, issues of land use are critical to Chadians.