March 23, 2015
by William Helbling
A special court in the Republic of Senegal on Monday sentenced the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison for corruption. Karim Wade was on trial on charges of corruption and embezzlement of approximately USD $238 million.The corruption claim centers on Karim Wade's ...[read more]
March 17, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Authorities in the Republic of Senegal arrested Amadou Sall on Monday, a lawyer for ex-government official Karim Wade who is facing corruption charges. It is believed Sall was arrested for remarks he made at a recent political event. Wade is awaiting a verdict on charges of corruption and ...[read more]
November 10, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called for the trial of 26 former state security agents of Chad dictator Hissene Habre to be carried out in a "fair and transparent manner." The defendants are accused of murder, torture, kidnapping, arbitrary detention, and assault and battery during Habre's ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) filed a criminal complaint in Senegal Wednesday against former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) police officer Paul Mwilambwe for his alleged involvement in the slaying of DRC human rights activists Floribert Chebeya and Fidele Bazana. ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that gay people who live in African countries where they could be persecuted for their sexuality have grounds for asylum in the EU. The decision came after the Netherlands asked the ECJ for advice regarding three Sierra Leone, Uganda and Senegal ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by G. Redd
More than 1,000 victims of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre filed for civil party status on Thursday, asking the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal to offcially recognize them as parties with an interest in the matter. Led by Jacqueline Moudeina, a human rights litigator, nearly 300 ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre was charged by Senegalese prosecutors on Monday with war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. Habre will appear before the Extraordinary African Chambers, a special court set up in Senegal to investigate the allegations against him, and he could face life ...[read more]
July 1, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Senegalese police on Sunday detained former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. Habre has been under house arrest in Senegal since 2005. Senegal and the African Union (AU) signed an agreement in December to set up the Extraordinary African Chambers to try Habre for allegations of crimes against ...[read more]
May 6, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Senegal Justice Minister Aminate Toure and Chadian Justice Minister Jean-Bernard Badare signed an agreement Friday allowing Senegalese judges to carry out investigations in Chad in preparation for the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. The agreement allows for Senegalese judges ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Senegalese prosecutors have charged Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade, with corruption for allegedly embezzling USD $1.4 billion during his father's years in office. The corruption claim centers on Wade's acquisition of real estate and foreign companies, including ...[read more]

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