Senegal is finalizing a budget for the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on charges of mass political killings and torture and will seek international aid to pay for this test case for African justice. Habre is accused of ordering 40,000 killings and 200,000 cases of torture during an iron-fisted 9-year rule over his own landlocked country. His long-delayed trial is billed by rights campaigners as a landmark case for human rights in Africa, where leaders have rarely been brought to account for abuses of power. (Reuters)

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