The clash between two rival groups, who were fighting for leadership, took place during Eid al Fitr celebrations on Thursday at the Martyrs Stadium in Kinshasa, according to police.
Crowds in capital N'Djamena cheer as soldiers return from front lines in tanks and armoured vehicles.
One of the world’s longest-serving leaders, Sassou Nguesso, has been in power for an accumulated 36 years, first taking the helm in 1979.
The Transitional Military Council, headed by late ruler Idris Deby's son Mahamat, appointed a government comprising 40 ministers and deputy ministers, and also created a new national reconciliation ministry, army spokesman said on Sunday.
A surge in attacks by armed militias and inter-communal violence in eastern DRC has killed more than 300 people since the start of the year as government troops and UN peacekeepers struggle to stabilise the mineral-rich territory.
Army spokesman Azem Bermandoa Agouna tallied "several hundred rebels neutralised (and) 66 taken prisoner" while six soldiers were killed.
Fresh fighting in western Chad pits Libya-based rebels against forces loyal to a new military junta led by deceased President Deby's son.
Although he stood next to the leader of the new junta in a show of support, French President Emmanuel Macron is now calling for civilian rule in Chad.
Chad’s military council seized power after Idriss Deby’s death on the frontlines on April 19. Some opposition politicians have called the military takeover a coup and asked supporters to protest.
The Chadian strongman's demise is set to have major implications for global security and the struggle against extremist groups in Africa.
"We have affirmed our availability to observe a truce, a ceasefire ... but this morning we were bombarded again," says Mahamat Mahadi Ali, head of the Front for Change and Concord in Chad.
The Cameroon International Film Festival was cancelled in 2019 and 2020 due to the conflict between the Francophone government and Anglophone regions, as well as Covid-19.
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