Chad Hunter Griffin (born July 16, 1973) is an American political strategist best known for his work advocating for LGBT rights in the United States.Griffin got his start in politics volunteering for the Bill Clinton presidential campaign, which led to a position in the White House Press Office at the age of 19.From independence through the period of the presidency of Félix Malloum (1975–79), the official national army was known as the Chadian Armed Forces (Forces Armées Tchadiennes—FAT).Composed mainly of soldiers from southern Chad, FAT had its roots in the army recruited by France and had military traditions dating back to World War I.The excavation in northern Chad’s Djurab Desert is more than 1,500 miles (2,500 kilometers) from the current epicenter of research into human ancestors, in east Africa’s Rift Valley.An analysis of the nearly complete cranium, as well as teeth and jawbone fragments also found at the Chad site, convinced the researchers that they had found a new species, the earliest-known common ancestor of modern-day humans and our now-extinct hominid cousins.The company had also entered into an agreement with IHS Holding Limited for sale and lease back over 1,100 towers in Zambia and Rwanda and sale of over 4,800 towers in Nigeria to American Tower Corporation.
There, he also acted as White House liaison to the 1995 film The American President, where he met producer Rob Reiner.
If confirmed, the find would dramatically change scientists’ conception of where and when our ancestors arose.
The skull was found almost exactly a year ago by a Chadian student, after years of painstaking research by an international team led by the University of Poitiers’ Michel Brunet.
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Chad is bordered by the Central African Republic on the south, Sudan on the east, Libya on the north, and Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria on the west.