Review of THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ


A landlocked country (even the shores of the lake are receding) in the midst of the enormous African continent. This country carries the same name as the lake: Chad. From 1982 – 1990 Hissène Habré ruled this country. He was no stranger to power for during previous reigns he had been Prime Minister and Secretary … Continue reading Review of THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ

Revisiting the Habré trial: Finding hope in a Chadian tragedy


Many dictators of the past managed to leave the country they run and ruined and found asylum in an other country. In this new found land they continued to live with a fair portion of their amassed wealth, leaving their former citizens in poverty and structures of injustice.  Not all have the chance to escape … Continue reading Revisiting the Habré trial: Finding hope in a Chadian tragedy

Regional and Grassroots Justice in Africa: Hissène Habré and Beyond


It is an uphill struggle to bring African leaders to justice. Many escape the continent, others stay put, others rob the national treasury, others put pressure on the media to keep silent. What happened in Chad is special. The former dictator Hissène Habré was brought to court for his years in absolute power. The journalist Celeste … Continue reading Regional and Grassroots Justice in Africa: Hissène Habré and Beyond

KEINE SPUREN IM SAND


In the year 1974 a French lady named Francoise Claustre (1937 – 2006) worked in the African country Chad. She had an experience of many years in this landlocked country. It were heady days in Chad and she noticed it very well for she (and two others) was abducted by rebels. This gruelling story is at … Continue reading KEINE SPUREN IM SAND

NOMADE BLANC


This is a story of a man and his camels and a stretch of sand. It is the story of Philippe Frey and his epic journey from the eastern ways bordering the Red Sea till the end at the Atlantic Ocean at Mauretania. He travels with two camels and he rides one of them or … Continue reading NOMADE BLANC