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Chad: Four dead and sixteen soldiers seriously injured in a motorized pirogue attack over lake Chad

An explosion killed and wounded several army personnel during the night of Tuesday to Wednesday while soldiers were sailing on Lake Chad. An explosion that the authorities attribute to the Islamists of Boko Haram. The motorized pirogue carrying the soldiers was travelling between the papyrus grasses in the Ngouboua sector on the northern shores of […]

Nigeria: Buhari convened National Security Council as criticism continues against army

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari convened his National Security Council on Tuesday 4 August in Abuja. The top military officers, police officials and heads of the various internal security agencies attended the meeting against the backdrop of a deteriorating security situation in the country and continued criticism of the military. A summit meeting as a wake-up […]

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Chad bans death penalty for terrorists

The National Assembly adopted a new law on terrorism on 28 April. The main innovation: the new text abolishes the death penalty which was reintroduced in the summer 2015 following the terrorist attacks of Boko Haram. In June 2015, when the country had just suffered the first attacks of Boko Haram, the government passed an […]

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Forty-four Boko Haram prisoners found dead in Chad

The Chadian army earlier this month captured fifty-eight Boko Haram jihadists in Lac province. Forty-four of them have reportedly committed suicide in their cells on Thursday night. They were brought to justice on Wednesday after being captured during the Chadian army’s counter-offensive to the deadly attack on one of its bases. The Fifty-eight prisoners were […]

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Chad: President Idriss Deby joins new operation against Boko Haram

Chad’s President, Idriss Deby Itno has joined the country’s soldiers in the frontline of the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the country. The Central African nation has launched a new anti-terror operation in the Lake Chad region against Boko Haram last week. “We launched the “Wrath of Bomo” operation. We must defeat terrorism to […]

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Crisis in Nigeria ‘far from over’; more efforts needed to help the most vulnerable

Ten years after the start of a violent insurgency in north-east Nigeria plunged the country into a humanitarian crisis that is “still far from over”, the United Nations and its aid partners have underscored the need to “collectively redouble efforts” to help the most vulnerable. “We are here today to remember those who have lost […]

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Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram attack on a funeral leaves 65 dead

In Nigeria, at least 65 people died in attacks by suspected Islamists in northeastern Borno region, state television reported on Sunday. According to local government chairman Mohammed Bulama, the assailants killed 21 people returning from the funeral on Saturday and another 44 people when they tried to regroup to defend themselves. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari […]

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Nigeria: Triple suicide attack by Boko Haram kills 30

In Nigeria, at least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a triple suicide attack attributed to Boko Haram in northeastern Borno state, local media reported on Monday. According to emergency services, three suicide bombers set off their explosive charges on Sunday evening in front of a football broadcasting center where dozens of people […]

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Niger troops kill more than 280 Boko Haram fighters

Nigerien troops and air strikes have killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants since last week, the defence ministry said. The government of the West African nation started an operation against the group last week in a region where militants have been fighting for more than nine years to carve out an Islamist caliphate. 200 […]

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Rising insecurity in Central African Republic threatens wider region, Security Council told

Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighboring countries, creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned on Thursday, urging continued and coordinated regional efforts to bolster peace and security. In particular, a comprehensive approach is needed against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as the African Union […]

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