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African Court Opens in Senegal to Try Ex-Chadian Ruler Habre

A special court of African judges opened in Senegal to prepare a case against former Chadian president Hissene Habre, who’s accused of causing the deaths of more than 40,000 people and torture during his eight-year rule.

The trial, operating under an African Union mandate, will take place at the High Court of Justice in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, and is expected to begin after a 15-month investigation scheduled to start next week.