On 30 May 2016, a groundbreaking ruling from the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese courts convicted Former Chadian Dictator Hissène Habré of crimes against humanity (rape, sexual slavery, kidnapping and ordering the killings 40,000 people) and sentenced him to life in prison.  Habré fled to Senegal in 1990 after being overthrown and was first indicted by a Senegalese judge in 2000.  His trial was stalled several times over the years but significant progress was made when Macky Sall became Senegal’s President in 2012 and the International Court of Justice ordered the prosecution or extradition of the former dictator.
Read more from the BBC and Human Rights Watch.