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World Court Orders Prosecution of Chad’s Habre

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nation’s highest court has ordered Senegal to either prosecute former Chadian President Hissene Habre on genocide charges or extradite him “without further delay.” The International Court of Justice at The Hague issued the decision on Friday in response to Belgium’s request to prosecute Mr. Habre for alleged crimes against humanity. A Chad truth […]

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World Court Orders Prosecution of Chad’s Former Dictator

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The International Court of Justice has ruled that Senegal must either put former Chadian President Hissene Habre on trial for genocide or extradite him “without further delay.” The court at The Hague issued the decision on Friday in a response to a request by Belgium to prosecute Mr. Habre on charges of crimes against humanity. […]

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Report: ‘Emergency’ Malnutrition Levels in Chad

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A medical aid group says malnutrition among children in eastern Chad has reached “emergency” levels, and is calling for action from Chad’s government and humanitarian agencies. Doctors Without Borders says an assessment last month in Chad’s Biltine district found that nearly a quarter of children ages zero to five were either moderately or severely malnourished. […]

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ICC Refers Chad For Not Arresting Sudan’s Bashir

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court says Chad failed to cooperate by not arresting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to Chad in August. The ICC said Tuesday it is referring the matter to the U.N. Security Council, marking the second such action this week. The Hague-based tribunal said Monday that Malawi is being referred for […]

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ICC Refers Chad For Not Arresting Sudan’s Bashir

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court says Chad has failed to cooperate by not arresting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to Chad in August. The ICC said Tuesday it is referring the matter to the U.N. Security Council, marking the second such action this week. The Hague-based tribunal said Monday that Malawi is being referred […]

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1,200 African Migrants Arrive in Chad from South Libya

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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More than 1,200 African migrants have arrived in Chad after a long and dangerous road evacuation out of southern Libya. The International Organization for Migration said Thursday the migrants left from the southern Libyan city of Sebha earlier this month in a convoy of 15 trucks. The migrants say during the journey they were stopped […]

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Sudan’s Bashir to Attend Chad President’s Inauguration

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from Sudan say President Omar al-Bashir will visit Chad Sunday to attend the inauguration of his Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby, for a new five-year term in office. This will be Mr. Bashir’s second visit to Chad in as many months, defying International Criminal Court warrants seeking his arrest on charges of war crimes, crimes […]

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Sudan’s Bashir to Attend Chad President’s Inauguration

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Sudan say President Omar al-Bashir will visit Chad Sunday to attend the inauguration of his Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby, for a new five-year term in office. Sudanese media say Mr. Bashir will lead a high-level delegation to the Chadian capital Ndjamena to participate in the swearing-in ceremony. Mr. Deby won a fourth term […]

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Chad Asks Senegal to Extradite Habre to Belgium

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chad has asked Senegal to extradite Chad’s former president Hissene Habre to Belgium, where he is charged with against crimes against humanity. Mr. Habre has been living in Dakar since he was overthrown by current Chadian President Idriss Deby more than 20 years ago. Senegal placed the former ruler under house arrest in 2005, after […]

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Senegal Plans Talks on Ex-Chadian Leader Habre

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Senegal says it will hold “urgent” talks about the fate of former Chadian President Hissene Habre, after the government abruptly canceled plans to send him back to his home country. The Senegalese government suspended its expulsion order for Mr. Habre on Sunday, following warnings from the United Nations that Mr. Habre could be tortured if […]

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