Chad

Boko Haram kill 92 Chadian soldiers in ‘deadliest attack’

N’DJAMENA, March 26 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The president of Chad says 92 soldiers have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants.

President Idriss Deby said the attack early on Monday was the deadliest yet in the five-year campaign by the militants.

He has been visiting the site in western Chad, close to the borders with Niger and Nigeria.

Dozens of Chadian troops have been killed since the Boko Haram insurgency spread across the border from Nigeria in 2015 and more than 1,000 people have been displaced by fighting.

Ex-Chad PM arrested on fraud allegations

N’DJAMENA, Dec 2 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A Chadian minister, who served as the country’s premier from 2013-16 was arrested on Sunday over fraud allegations, a police spokesman said.

Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet was detained following a complaint from the state inspectorate general for fraud, the spokesman said.

Currently secretary-general of the presidency, his post involves coordinating government action. As well as the premiership, he has also held a number of ministerial positions.

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