4 minutes read May 18, 2015 What former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s July trial in Senegal means for his victims Next month former president Hissène Habré, who ruled my native Chad from June 7, 1982 to December 1, 1990, goes on trial in Senegal, in a special tribunal set up….. Read More 4 minutes read March 3, 2015 In the Name of Africa: Former President of Chad Hissène Habré will stand trial in Senegal Five years ago, I wrote, “It is unlikely that Habré will ever have his day in court because of the unwillingness to speed up the process of his trial, and….. Read More 8 minutes read March 22, 2013 Welcome to Mali Bamako doesn’t feel like the capital of a country at war. True, people are stressed, and the pace of life might have slowed. The city’s building frenzy has subsided. Ça….. Read More 5 minutes read May 8, 2012 ‘We’ve always been migrating’ Bentley Brown, director of the exciting new film ‘Faisal Goes West’, spoke with me about migration, building a cinematic bridge between Sudan and America, and lawyers turned pizza delivery boys. Read More 2 minutes read April 2, 2012 The Hissène Habré “political and legal soap opera” In recent weeks media coverage of African criminals and their victims have been dominated by capture (Kony) and conviction (Lubanga), largely overshadowing the latest twist in the most comprehensive and….. Read More 8 minutes read February 23, 2012 An interview with the makers of ‘Quel Souvenir,’ a film about an oil pipeline between Chad and Cameroon Twelve years after ground was first broken on an oil pipeline between Chad and Cameroon, the documentary film, Quel Souvenir explores the impact of this World Bank sponsored project on….. Read More 1 minute read August 11, 2011 August 11, Chad There’s still time left to recognize Chad’s Independence Day today, and keeping with our regular feature, we’re posting popular music from the country. First up is a short clip of….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.