In the spotlight

In a new film, IRIN profiles a key witness in the trail of Hissène Habré. 

The former president has been catapulted into the news recently, as a review of the GDELT database shows. GDELT, which harvests thousands of reports from news outlets daily, automatically classifies them according to the CAMEO scheme (see here for details). During his time in power, Habré was most associated with reporting about conflict, but now his name is linked to issues of justice, assault and torture. 

Clement Abaifouta, 55, has been waiting nearly 25 years to put one question to Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad: “Why did you arrest me?”

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