Trial in Senegal of former Chadian president is a victory for civil society

Marie Gibert, Birkbeck, University of London Hopes have been raised that the victims of atrocities perpetrated more than 25 years ago by the regime of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former president, may at last find justice. The former dictator is on trial before Senegal’s Extraordinary African Chambers for crimes including the politically motivated murders of at …

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Whoever governs, Britain’s Africa policy is tied to the UN and the EU

Marie Gibert, Nottingham Trent University [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] The hallmark of Britain’s policy towards Africa is continuity. Under the coalition, Africa has not taken the morality flavoured prominence it had in Labour’s foreign policy, but the core of the relationship has nonetheless been upheld. Of course, Britain’s colonial past …

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