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Former U.S.-Backed Dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, Dies

HeadlineAug 25, 2021

The former U.S.-backed dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, has died in prison at the age of 79. In 2016, he was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison. Habré was accused of killing as many as 40,000 people during his eight-year reign in the 1980s, after coming to power with help from the Reagan administration.

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