Tensions in the South related to clashes on the Libya-Chadian border

May 30, 2022 | International actors

On 30 May, Chad’s Minister of Defence, General Daoud Yaya Brahim, reported that approximately 100 people have been killed and 40 injured during clashes in the Kouri Bougoudi gold mining area on the Chadian-Libyan border. Skirmishes in Kouri Bougoudi first broke out on 23 May when, according to General Brahim, a dispute between two people ‘degenerated’. General Brahim claimed that Mauritanians and Libyans were involved in the clashes. The Chadian government deployed a military force to intervene.