Eye on Africa

Defense lawyers say Hissene Habre had 'power of life and death' over his people

In tonight's rundown: Hissene Habre is back in court, Australian hostage Jocelyn Elliott returns to Burkina Faso and Rokia Traore tells us about her new album.


Lawyers for the victims of atrocities tell judges in the war crimes trial of Hissene Habre that the former Chadian dictator had the power of life and death over his citizens.

Also, an Australian woman freed by al Qaeda after three weeks in captivity says she hopes her husband will also be let go so that they can continue their relief work in Burkina Faso.

And Malian singer Rokia Traore speaks to FRANCE 24 about her new album Neso, which means home in her native language Bambara.

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