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Hissène Habré

Profession: Dictator of Chad

Nationality: Chadian

Born: September 13, 1942
Birthplace: Faya-Largeau, Chad, French Equatorial Africa

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: August 24, 2021 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Reportedly of COVID-19 while serving a life sentence in prison for crimes against humanity

Historical Events

  • 1982-06-07 Hissène Habré's rebel army occupies N'djamena the capital of Chad
  • 1987-01-02 Troops of Chadian President Hissène Habré conquer the Fada oasis
  • 1987-03-27 Chadian President Hissène Habré's troops reconquer Faya Largeau in Chad
  • 1990-12-01 Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
  • 2016-05-30 Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African chambers, 1st ex-head of state convicted of the charge

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