The African Union has begun trying to recover the stolen wealth of Chad’s former president, Hissène Habré, the Guardian reports.
The dictator, who is believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, fled the country in 1990, but not before emptying the treasury of $150m (£108m).
In 2016, a Senegalese court convicted him of crimes against humanity, and ordered him to pay $153m (£110m) in compensation to 7,396 victims.
The money has never been traced, though some of the funds have been found in two bank accounts and are known to have been spent on a house in Senegal’s capital, Dakar.
Now, the African Union is hoping to continue the search, and has also asked for voluntary contributions from other countries and organisations.
Both France and the US are expected to donate, given their role in bringing Habré to power.
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