Senegal: 20 years after the sinking of the Joola, the families of victims want a new trial

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Casamance gathered on Monday in memory of the nearly 1,900 Senegalese passengers and multiple nationalities who died 20 years earlier to the day in the sinking of the Joola, one of the worst civil maritime disasters in history. The Joola sank in the night after leaving Ziguinchor with officially 1,928 people on board while the capacity was limited to 536 passengers. Boubacar Ba, the president of the association of the families of the victims of the shipwreck, is our guest.

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Accused before the International Criminal Court (ICC) of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the alleged ex-rebel commander of the Central African Republic Mahamat Saïd Abdel Kani pleaded not guilty on Monday during the opening of his trial in The Hague . The details of our correspondent Stéphanie Maupas.

Editor: Célia Caracena

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