Floods have hit 18 of the country's 23 provinces, affecting millions and "swallowing up more than 465,000 hectares of fields and 19,000 heads of livestock," says President Mahamat Idriss Deby.
Nigerian bombardment of Kwatar Daban Masara in the country's northeast leaves 20 fishermen dead, AFP news agency reports, citing local sources.
At six soldiers wounded and two female civilians were injured after Boko Haram assailants intercepted a bus transporting passengers and attacked "peaceful villagers," before ambushing soldiers along the road between Diffa and Maine Soroa.
UN says people need humanitarian assistance, noting “unparallelled” insecurity and hunger as violent attacks increased eightfold in Central Sahel and tripled in Lake Chad Basin from 2015 to 2020.
The oil-rich African nation has become a key regional ally of the West in the fight against militants.
Militants kill15 soldiers and four militia fighters after attacking their convoy in northeastern Borno state, security sources say. Meanwhile, search continues for dozens of students kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna state.
The attack was carried out in southeast Niger's Diffa region, local officials say.
"Boko Haram terrorists" raid Blabrine military base in troubled Diffa region leaving another 10 soldiers wounded, defence ministry says in statement.
An autopsy carried out on four of the dead prisoners revealed traces of a lethal substance that had caused heart attacks in some of the victims and severe asphyxiation in the others, Chad's chief prosecutor said.
"It's the first time we have lost so many men," President Idriss Deby Itno says, after visiting attack site in Lac province, which borders Niger and Nigeria.
Northern Mali's population is fast dwindling as people flee desertification, drought and armed conflict only to end up in places where they face increased competition for resources.
The Multinational Joint Task Force, comprising soldiers from several African countries, says it has "inflicted the heaviest loss in six months" on Daesh in Lake Chad area.
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