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Chad’s former strongman Hissene Habre dies of Covid-19 in Senegal

Former Chadian president Hissene Habre, who was serving a life term in Senegal for crimes against humanity, died from Covid-19 on Tuesday aged 79.Chad’s consulate said that the former dictator had succumbed to coronavirus in Dakar’s main hospital, where he had been rushed from a private clinic after his condition worsened.“Habre is in his Lord’s hands,” Senegal’s Justice Minister Malick Sall said on the television channel TFM, announcing Habre’s death.The head of Chad’s ruling military junta,…

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