Hissène Habré

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"war criminal"
Person.png Hissène Habré  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, war criminal, COVID-19/Premature death)
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Born13 August 1942
Faya-Largeau, French Equatorial Africa (now Chad)
Died24 August 2021 (Age 79)
Dakar, Senegal
Cause of death
PartyNational Union for Independence and Revolution
The former CIA backed dictator of Chad. He was victorious over Muammar Gaddafi in the Toyota War.

Employment.png President of Chad Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
7 June 1982 - 1 December 1990
Succeeded byIdriss Déby

Employment.png Prime Minister of Chad

In office
29 August 1978 - 23 March 1979

Hissène Habré was a Chadian politician who was both President and Prime Minister.


He won the Toyota War, with support of the USA and France.

In May 2016, he was found guilty by an international tribunal in Senegal of human-rights abuses, including rape, sexual slavery, and ordering the killing of 40,000 people, and sentenced to life in prison.[1]

Died of COVID.[2]

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