Some 40,000 people are estimated to have been killed under Habre’s rule of the semi-desert country in the 1980s.
African countries seek to counter Israeli influence in the continent as Tel-Aviv plans to entrench its presence in a bid to dilute the blocs pro-Palestinian stance on the world stage.
France's armed forces minister said that Paris decided to resume joint military operations with Mali as well as national advisory missions, which had been suspended since June 3.
The African Union had earlier suspended Mali after August 2020 coup but reinstated the country a few weeks later after the heads of the new civilian-led transitional government were announced.
Transitional President Bah N’Daw dismisses Prime Minister Moctar Ouane before handing in his own resignation letter to transitional Vice President Col. Assimi Goita, whose representative says the detained interim leaders would be gradually released.
Army spokesman Azem Bermandoa Agouna tallied "several hundred rebels neutralised (and) 66 taken prisoner" while six soldiers were killed.
Talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Addis Ababa's contested dam on river Nile conclude without breakthrough in capital of Democratic Republic of Congo.
Infant among three killed in the Mogadishu attack claimed by the Al Shabab militant group, local media report.
Security forces were seen surrounding the area, where cars are inspected en route to the airport and where politicians regularly gather at the hotel.
The Ugandan youth leader Bobi Wine declared victory shortly after early results showed a lead for the man who has been leading Uganda since 1986.
The East African country of nearly 46 million people voted under an internet blackout in presidential polls after the communications regulator issued orders to suspend services.
US envoy to Uganda says Thursday's vote will lack accountability and transparency, while Kampala hits back saying it couldn't remember when it last sent election monitors to US.
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