"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.
For the 27-year-old owner of Gurl Boss Productions, it is the perfect crew to take on the male-dominated world of film production in her central African country and beyond.
On Saturday, around 20 gunmen attacked a gendarmerie and a police station in Galim, in a predominantly French-speaking province, officials said.
Rebels have been fighting for independence for two anglophone provinces in the majority French-speaking country since 2017.
Armed men carried out the bloodshed on Friday in the village of Ntumbo in the Northwest region, James Nunan, a local official of humanitarian coordination agency OCHA said.
Despite boycott and separatists violence, President Paul Biya –– one of world's oldest and longest-serving leaders, who has held a tight grip on power for 37 of his 86 years – is billed to win.
The legislature and local council elections should have been held in 2017 but were twice postponed.
Imane Ayissi, the first sub-Saharan designer to show in the Paris fashion week dreams of "opening up a new path for Africa" in an "alternative way of doing luxury fashion."
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
Ivory Coast dropped out of the qualifying places for the continental championship after two of six games in the final group stage.
Landslide was caused by torrential rains that have fallen in the country over the past few days as well as the wider region, with neighbouring Central African Republic and Nigeria also seriously hit, according to a local official.
UNICEF Spokesperson Toby Fricker said that some 1.3 million people, including around 650,000 children, are now in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.
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