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2015-08-02 Habre's Tactics Mimic Script of Former Rulers
[The Conversation Africa] There is more to former Chadian President Hissène Habré's disruption of the opening of his trial in Dakar than meets the eye. He faces various charges including the politically motivated murders of at least 40,000 people.

2015-07-31 Gold Workers Face Water Crisis At Chad-Libya Border
[Radio Dabanga] Kori Bokadi -Thousands of gold prospectors in seven mines in the desert area of the Chadian-Libyan border are out of drinking water now their supply from Libya has come to a halt.

2015-07-31 Good News! - Chad - Djeralar Miankeol Released
[AI London] Djeralar Miankeol, Chadian land rights activist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, was released on 28 July. The Moundou Court of Appeal overturned an earlier High Court verdict that had found him guilty of insulting the judiciary and dropped all charges against him.

2015-07-31 Chadian Justice Not Hampered By Legal Constraints
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the way President Idriss DĂ©by's family and the president's office are manipulating the judicial system in order to censor the media. Two publications have been the targets of arbitrary judicial measures initiated by them in recent weeks.

2015-07-28 Hissène Habré Lawyers Fight Back
[JusticeInfo.net] Lawyers of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, on trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, are counter-attacking from outside the special court in Dakar which is trying him and which they are boycotting like their client. First in their line of attack is current Chadian president Idriss Deby, who ousted Habré, followed by Senegalese President Macky Sall, whom they accuse of protecting Deby.

2015-07-28 Environmentalist Blames Depletion of Lake Chad on Insurgency
[Leadership] Dr Vandana Shiva, a world renowned Environmentalist, said the over exploitation and depletion of the Lake Chad was partly responsible for insurgency in the North East region of Nigeria.

2015-07-27 FM Concludes a West African Tour
[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, returned home early morning Friday concluding a four day tour.

2015-07-23 Shadow of Idriss Deby Hangs Over Habré Trial
[JusticeInfo.net] The name of current Chadian president Idriss Deby looks likely to come up often during the trial of his predecessor Hissène Habré, which opened in Senegal on Monday July 20.

2015-07-23 Chadian Torture Victims Face Former President
[IRIN] N'djamena/Dakar -Clement Abaifouta, 55, has been waiting nearly 25 years to put one question to Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad: "Why did you arrest me?"

2015-07-23 Chadian Torture Victims Face Former President
[IRIN] N'djamena/Dakar -Clement Abaifouta, 55, has been waiting nearly 25 years to put one question to Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad: "Why did you arrest me?"

2015-07-22 Habre Trial Delayed, New Lawyers Appointed
[JusticeInfo.net] Dakar -Hardly a day after the spectacular opening of former Chadian president Hissène Habré's war crimes trial before the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Dakar, it was on Tuesday postponed to September 7 to give his new court-appointed lawyers time to study the case files.

2015-07-22 'This is the End of a Nightmare'
[IPS] Dakar -After years awaiting justice by a court of law, Chadian citizens packed the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal, to catch a glimpse of Hissene Habre, president of the central African nation from 1982-1990 during which time his iron fist rule took between 1,200 and 40,000 lives, according to evidence compiled by Chadian and international rights groups.

2015-07-21 Trial in Senegal of Former Chadian President Is a Victory for Civil Society
[The Conversation Africa] Hopes have been raised that the victims of atrocities perpetrated over 25 years ago by the regime of Hissène Habré, Chad's former president, may at last find justice.

2015-07-21 Court Orders Habré Forced Appearance
[JusticeInfo.net] Dakar -After an eventful first day, the Extraordinary African Chambers trying Hissène Habré in Dakar ordered late Monday afternoon that the former Chadian president be brought to court on Tuesday morning by "public security forces". His lawyers denounced a "militarization" of the proceedings.

2015-07-22 EHAHRDN Welcomes Habre Prosecution
[Dalsan Radio] The Chairperson of the East and Horn of African Human Rights Defenders Network Hassan Shire Sheikh has welcomed the prosecution of former Chadian President Hussein Habre in Senegal.

2015-07-20 Habré Brought Before Court 'By Force'
[Deutsche Welle] Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has gone on trial in Senegal for war crimes and crimes against humanity. It is the first time an African leader accused of atrocities has not stood trial in an international court.

2015-07-21 War Crimes Trial for Former Chadian Leader 'A Milestone for Justice in Africa' - UN Rights Chief
[UN News] The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, welcomed the opening today of the trial of Hissène Habré, the former President of Chad - who is accused of crimes against humanity - before a special court in Senegal, calling it "a milestone for justice in Africa."

2015-07-20 Trial of Former Leader Set to Begin
[Al Jazeera] Hissene Habre, the former ruler of Chad once described as "Africa's Pinochet" by Human Rights Watch (HRW), is about to face trial in Senegal over the alleged political killings of thousands of people during his time in power.

2015-07-19 We Have Solid Evidence, Says Habre Prosecutor
[JusticeInfo.net] On Monday, July 20, an exceptional trial is set to open in Dakar. It is the trial of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, charged with crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture. He is being tried by the first court ever set up by the African Union to judge a suspected perpetrator of serious human rights violations. It is also the first time that a former African Head of State has been put on trial in another African country for such crimes. This trial is all the more significant in a

2015-07-20 Trial of Chad's Ex-Dictator Habre Begins in Senegal
[News24Wire] A landmark trial against Chadian ex-president Hissene Habre began on Monday in Senegal's capital, Dakar, with at least 2 500 of the dictator's victims submitting their testimonies.

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