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Former Chad President Hissene Habre detained, may face war crimes charges

"This is a trial that we have supported, and we welcome Senegal's leadership in undertaking this effort to see that justice is done, and in fact we have committed resources in support of their efforts," US deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said.

Chad president confirms Al Qaeda senior militant Abu Zeid's death

A US official, speaking anonymously, told AFP that Washington thought the reports of Abu Zeid's death were "very credible."

Hissene Habre prosecution ordered by UN highest court

The Senegalese government said, "Senegal notes the ruling by the ICJ, and reaffirms its firm will to organize Hissene Habre's trial in Dakar."

UNICEF warns that Sahel drought crisis could affect 1.5m children

JOHANNESBURG — As many as 1.5 million young children living in Africa's Sahel region are at risk from severe malnutrition, with little time left to prevent a humanitarian disaster, UNICEF has warned.

Hissène Habré extradition case opens at ICJ

Habré is currently ensconced in a luxury villa in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, where the government refuses UN, African Union and Amnesty International requests to try him or extradite him to a country that will.

13 million people face humanitarian 'catastrophe' in West Africa

More than one million children in the Sahel region are at risk of severe malnutrition, Oxfam says, while in parts of Chad villagers are digging up ant hills to collect the grain the ants have stored.
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