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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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The conference has recommended finding a mechanism for the movement of citizens between the two countries through the Sudanese - Chadian Integration Card or the Identity Card.
The conference recommended re-opening the Chadian Consulate in Genaina city as soon as possible.
In light of France's deep involvement in Chad's political life since independence in 1960, Chadians' negative views are perhaps not surprising.
Earlier this month, Sudan-backed rebel groups attempted to take control of N'Djamena, the Chadian capital, to topple President Idriss Deby's government.
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.
Gallup World Poll interviews conducted in November 2006, three years after Chad began exporting oil, reveal that two-thirds of Chadians are dissatisfied with their current standard of living.
Gallup also asked Chadians whether their situation is improving or deteriorating.
When the rebels stopped to sleep near the border, the Chadian army came to save us.
UNHCR says the combination of Boko Haram activity and the orders to the Chadian island population to leave has caused some 27,000 people to flee to the Chadian mainland in the past month.
Amid international and regional plaudits for the "historic visit" by the Chadian President to Sudan, Deby ended his two days visit in Khartoum offering to work together with Bashir to end the Darfur conflict and calling on the Chadian opposition to return to their country.