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Ex-Chad leader Hissène Habré gets life in prison for crimes against humanity

Habré ruled Chad from 1982-1990 Investigators told trial he was responsible for 40,000 killings and torture of 200,000 people He denied all charges, refuses court’s authority Victims campaigned for 25

Habré ruled Chad from 1982-1990 Investigators told trial he was responsible for 40,000 killings and torture of 200,000 people He denied all charges, refuses court’s authority Victims campaigned for 25

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Ex-Chad president sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity

Hissene Habre has been found guilty of crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his rule from 1982-1990.

Hissene Habre has been found guilty of crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his rule from 1982-1990.

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Growing for growth: Senegal bets big on agriculture

Senegal has a climate to die for when it comes to growing food, and with enough water and the right investments could become an African ricebasket. The government is doing its best to ensure Senegal f

Senegal has a climate to die for when it comes to growing food, and with enough water and the right investments could become an African ricebasket. The government is doing its best to ensure Senegal f

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Africa Eco Race: Setting off from the 'temple of motorsport'

Competitors of the 8th edition of the Africa Eco Race continue to fine-tune their engines ahead of Tuesday’s stage one. The replacement race for the

Competitors of the 8th edition of the Africa Eco Race continue to fine-tune their engines ahead of Tuesday’s stage one. The replacement race for the

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Africa : cities and development, for today and the future

What will Africa look like in 50 years? To find out, African leaders have created the “Agenda 2063” to set up development objectives. One hard fact

What will Africa look like in 50 years? To find out, African leaders have created the “Agenda 2063” to set up development objectives. One hard fact

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Ex-head of IAAF investigated in corruption inquiry

Lamine Diack is the latest to be investigated in an alleged financial scandal in sport. He is the ex-head of the International Association of

Lamine Diack is the latest to be investigated in an alleged financial scandal in sport. He is the ex-head of the International Association of

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Hissene Habre dragged from court; officials suspend war-crimes trial

“This is a farce” shouted the former President of Chad as he was dragged from a court in Senegal, where he is being tried on counts of war crimes

“This is a farce” shouted the former President of Chad as he was dragged from a court in Senegal, where he is being tried on counts of war crimes

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Trial of Chad's former leader Hissene Habre begins in Senegal

The trial of the former president of Chad has begun in Senegal. Hissene Habre appears on charges of crimes against humanity after being brought to

The trial of the former president of Chad has begun in Senegal. Hissene Habre appears on charges of crimes against humanity after being brought to

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Chadian despot Hissene Habre's trial to begin in Senegal

The historical trial of the former dictator of Chad, Hissene Habre, begins Monday in Senegal. It is the first time a former despot from one African

The historical trial of the former dictator of Chad, Hissene Habre, begins Monday in Senegal. It is the first time a former despot from one African

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Ebola vaccine trials enter Phase II

New Ebola vaccines are tested in Britain and France as efforts to stem the spread of the deadly virus are stepped up.

New Ebola vaccines are tested in Britain and France as efforts to stem the spread of the deadly virus are stepped up.

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Dakar's economic reforms underpin 2035 ambitions

Senegal’s capital Dakar is showing off its new face, with a development boom. New infrastructure has been given a shot in the arm and in the past few

Senegal’s capital Dakar is showing off its new face, with a development boom. New infrastructure has been given a shot in the arm and in the past few

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The message of healthy food in schools

Can beating world hunger and developing food sustainability start at your own kitchen table? In this edition of Learning World we explore some

Can beating world hunger and developing food sustainability start at your own kitchen table? In this edition of Learning World we explore some

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Karim Wade son of former president of Senegal jailed

Karim Wade, a former senior minister in the Senegal government has been sentenced to six years in prison for corruption. He is the son of the former

Karim Wade, a former senior minister in the Senegal government has been sentenced to six years in prison for corruption. He is the son of the former

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Police arrest suspect in latest migrant tragedy in Italy

Italian police have arrested one of two men suspected of involvement in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean which killed 10 people. The

Italian police have arrested one of two men suspected of involvement in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean which killed 10 people. The

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Organisation of Francophone nations selects first female leader

The former governor general of Canada has been chosen as the next head of the international organisation of Francophone nations (OIF) Michaelle

The former governor general of Canada has been chosen as the next head of the international organisation of Francophone nations (OIF) Michaelle

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Nigeria declared free of deadly Ebola virus

Nigeria has been declared officially Ebola-free after a six week period with no new cases. Speaking at a conference in Tunis, the World Health

Nigeria has been declared officially Ebola-free after a six week period with no new cases. Speaking at a conference in Tunis, the World Health

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Sierra Leone to impose lockdown as Ebola outbreak spreads

As an Ebola outbreak spreads out of control in West Africa, Sierra Leone has announced a four-day nationwide lockdown. People will be forced to

As an Ebola outbreak spreads out of control in West Africa, Sierra Leone has announced a four-day nationwide lockdown. People will be forced to

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WHO treating first Senegal Ebola case as 'priority emergency'

The World Health Organization said on Sunday it was treating Senegal’s first confirmed Ebola case “as a top priority emergency.” The patient is a

The World Health Organization said on Sunday it was treating Senegal’s first confirmed Ebola case “as a top priority emergency.” The patient is a

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First Ebola case in Senegal as regional fears grow

The deadly Ebola outbreak gripping West Africa has now registered a case in Senegal. A young man from Guinea has become the country’s first official

The deadly Ebola outbreak gripping West Africa has now registered a case in Senegal. A young man from Guinea has become the country’s first official

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Senegal suspends air links with three Ebola-affected countries

Senegal blocked a regional UN aid flight from landing on Friday and has banned all further connections with several countries affected by the Ebola

Senegal blocked a regional UN aid flight from landing on Friday and has banned all further connections with several countries affected by the Ebola

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Former President Abdouleye Wade returns to Senegal

Abdoulaye Wade is back – two years after losing Senegal’s presidency and leaving for France. Well-wishers in Dakar gave a rapturous reception to

Abdoulaye Wade is back – two years after losing Senegal’s presidency and leaving for France. Well-wishers in Dakar gave a rapturous reception to

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Boosting business in Senegal

Improving the business environment is Senegal’s goal. The country is already among the 10 most competitive in sub Saharan Africa. With political

Improving the business environment is Senegal’s goal. The country is already among the 10 most competitive in sub Saharan Africa. With political

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Exposing Slavery

Movies have sometimes tried to depict the history of slavery; controversial visual images can be one way to inform young people, but are schools and

Movies have sometimes tried to depict the history of slavery; controversial visual images can be one way to inform young people, but are schools and