Suspected militants kill around 50 civilians, all men, in rural commune of Madjoari in East Region, officials and survivors say, in the latest attack in the impoverished African nation.
“A combination of violence, insecurity, deep poverty and record-high food prices is exacerbating malnutrition and driving millions to the fringes of survival,” according to the UN.
France supported the African country’s military-ruled government, angering Chadians and opening old wounds of the European country’s past colonial practices.
Members of civilian auxiliary force VDF killed over the weekend in separate attacks in Burkina Faso as the country battles an insurgency that has spread from neighbouring Mali over the past decade.
As violence aggravates existing crises, 15% of Burkina Faso's population is currently faced with food insecurity, and 1 in 10 children suffer from malnutrition, says the Red Cross.
At least 12 people have been killed in an attack on northern Burkina Faso's Dori-Gorgadji road, while armed men have freed around 60 prisoners from a jail in Nouna town.
French army "illegally" flew a drone over the Gossi base, Mali junta says, which was recently handed by departing French forces to Mali and where a mass grave has been found by authorities.
Suspected militants kill at least 11 members of government forces in twin attacks in different parts of Niger, officials say, adding more than 10 people were wounded and several vehicles were stolen.
The attack took place early in the morning at the nation's Namissiguima military base in the province of Sanmatenga.
Several people, including "women and children," were killed and many injured when motorcyclists and gunmen attacked the small-scale Kougdiguin mine in the north of the country, locals say.
Mali's army also said that it seized large quantities of weapons, according to the statement.
The regional economic bloc known as ECOWAS made the decision during a summit in Ghana’s capital Accra, where it also discussed the situations in other coup-affected member states including Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.
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