Hissène Habré sentenced to life imprisonment

In a landmark ruling of 30th May 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal found the former Chadian dictator and military ruler, Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes as well as torture and subsequently sentenced him to life imprisonment. more…


30th April 2016 marked the blazing of 105 tonnes of ivory in Kenya which represented about 7,000 dead elephants. This was the most significant demonstration against poaching in Kenya and the region at large and the largest destruction of illegal wildlife products in history... Even though poaching affects the environment negatively, it has greater ramifications on the rule of law, economic development as well as national security and must therefore be dealt with decisively. more…


Various stakeholders met on 12/4/2016 to assess Kenya´s preparedness for the 2017 elections. Mr. George Kegoro, Executive Director - KHRC, led the discussions which highlighted the various institutional challenges within IEBC, the judiciary, security agencies, political parties, the ruling elite and the low level awareness among Kenyans which cast doubts on the country´s preparedness to hold credible, fair and free elections next year. For more visit, http://dtmafrica.com/category/news-briefs/



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It is life imprisonment for Chad’s Former President Hissène Habré

The trial of the former Chadian president Hissène Habré which began on 20th July 2015 before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal came to an end on 30th May 2016with a guilty verdict against the former dictator and [...] more…

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