Chad’s former President Hissene Habre dies of COVID aged 79

Chad's former President Hissane Habre has died at the age of 79 in Senegal, where he was serving a life sentence.
He was tried in 2016 for crimes against humanity, in the first African Union-backed trial of a former leader.
Habre rose to power in a coup in 1982 and ruled for eight years before himself being deposed.

Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reports.

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