Chad's Oil Riches, Meant for Poor, Are Diverted

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Michael Kamber for The New York Times

Open sewers line a street in Ndjamena, Chad, and trash is everywhere. Chad weakened a law that devoted most of its oil money to cutting poverty.

Michael Kamber for The New York Times

The scene in a poor district in Ndjamena, Chad's capital. Much of the nation's oil wealth has been eaten up by mismanagement and corruption.

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Tanks remove water from oil at the Kome 5 facility run by Exxon Mobil. Chad wants the Exxon consortium to put royalties into its central bank.