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A significant step in the fight against impunity for African leaders

TweetFor years, people have wondered if Hissène Habré would ever be brought to justice. Therefore, the start of his trial in Dakar, Senegal on 20 July 2015 by the Extraordinary African Chambers marks an important turning point in the fight … Continue reading

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Hissène Habré is arrested and charged in Senegal

TweetThis may be the first time that a former African Head of State is put on trial in Africa. On 8 February 2013, the Extraordinary African Chambers embedded in the Senegalese justice system were inaugurated in order to judge Hissène … Continue reading

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Refugees as political activists: walking the tightrope

TweetBy Djibril Balde On Monday May 7, 2013, the Senegalese authorities expelled Makaila Nguébla to Guinea Conakry. He is a Chadian blogger and activist who had lived in Senegal since May 2005. Following a similar incident in which a Gambian … Continue reading

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Will the trial of former Chadian ruler, Habré, finally take place? The Senegalese authorities take a major step forward

TweetThe President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, speaking on July 15 at the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, reiterated his commitment to getting the trial of former Chadian President underway before the end of 2012. As … Continue reading

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