Senegal court remands ex-Chad dictator over war crimes

Senegalese authorities charged former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre with crimes against humanity and remanded him in custody on Tuesday in a prosecution seen by many as a milestone for African justice.

The 70-year-old was also charged with war crimes and torture during his eight years in power in Chad, where rights groups say 40,000 people were killed under his rule, a court source and his lawyers told AFP.