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Vol 57 No 12

Published 10th June 2016


Chad

Not the court of Africa

The President is proud of Senegal's role in hosting the Habré trial but does not want to set a precedent

Following the landmark trial in Dakar of Chadian former dictator Hissène Habré, President Macky Sall has played down suggestions that Senegal should now become the permanent home of a Hague-style international court for Africa. On 30 May, Habré was sentenced to life imprisonment for his crimes against humanity before he was deposed by Colonel Idriss Déby Itno in 1990.

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