N'djamena - Post Report Question and Answers

Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Yup. - Aug 2020

Yes. I've been lucky to experience Chad during an unusually stable and calm period and I'm a person who enjoys staying at home, reading and watching TV. - Apr 2014

That's a personal choice and everyone will have a different opinion. For me, no. It's not worth it and the State Dept does very little to make it better. The Embassy is staffed with TDY'rs and Civil Service excursion tours. The implication was once you could get a nice post coming out of Chad. With all the bidders coming out of Iraq and Afgahnistan, that is not so much the case anymore. As far as I am concerned this is the very definition of a hardship post. Only the most rugged and adventureous of souls should venture here. You'll have the respect of your peers when you leave and possibly a parasite as well. On the flip side, you will never be posted at a more relevant or memorable post. Promotions seem to be handed out from here as a matter of reward for coming. Chad needs help and it's people do not get it from their government or the French. That leaves you. For the most part, Chadians love Americans. It's is one of the last places on earth that you can openly admit to being an American. Maybe that's because it is so close to the end of the earth. If you want to make a difference, go to Chad. - Nov 2006

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