Niger government officials have announced that a total of 33 migrants have died in the Sahara Desert in Niger this year, following the discovery of 18 deceased, dehydrated migrants on route to Algeria.
Authorities in Chad have arrested at least five suspects, and banned the wearing of religious burqas, following two simultaneous suicide bombings that killed 34 people in the country.
Chadian government officials have claimed that Boko Haram militants are responsible for bomb attacks in the country’s capital, N’Djamena, which killed at least 27 people, and injured a further 100 people.
A veteran Islamist militant, described as ‘The Uncatchable’ by French military forces, has reportedly been killed in a US airstrike inside Libya, the Libyan government has said.
At least 18 migrants have been found dead in the Sahara Desert, near the town of Arlit in Niger, showing an often unseen side of the current migrant crisis.
A suspected, believed to have been involved in a fatal shooting at a restaurant in Mali, has been killed during an attempt to arrest the man, according to local authorities.