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Central Africa: The Attempt to Replenish Lake Chad's Water May Fail Again. Here's Why
The Transaqua Project is a big, ambitious initiative to replenish the waters of Lake Chad, a fresh water inland lake in Central Africa. Read more »
Chad: Moment of Truth for Chadian Dictator Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity
On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part… Read more »
June 06, 2016
Chad: African Trial of Dictator Habré a Landmark Against Impunity
The sentencing in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, to life in prison, was a landmark judgment in African - and potentially global - justice. Read more »
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