Find out more about the team of student-monitors

January 24th, 2023

l’équipe des étudiants-observateurs du proces Habre

TrustAfrica is supporting a group of Senegalese law students to monitor the trial of former Chadian President Hissène Habré in order to ensure there is an independent platform of informed actors who can provide accurate and timely analysis of the proceedings, and share this information with a wide audience.

Please find below the student profiles:

Marianne Tendeng
Marianne graduated in Senegalese Public Law and holds a Master’s degree in Law and Political Science from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. Marianne is a very active member of the movement-building community, as she is part of the executive board of the Senegalese section of the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF). Marianne is also a human rights activist who participated in several advocacy initiatives promoting women’s and children’s rights through the CAJEF association, based in Senegal.



Emile Ndiaye
Emile is a brilliant international law student at Cheikh Anta Diop University. He received his High School diploma with honors, thus graduating as one of the best High School students of his generation. Emile is currently completing his 4th year of study, and is also very engaged in his community. He now serves as Secretary General of a youth association from Fadiouth, a middle-size town in central Senegal.



 Mary Dione
Mary holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a post-graduate degree in General Public law from Cheikh Anta Diop University. Mary is a rigorous legal academic and has been teaching tax law at the West African Catholic University in Dakar from April 2015 on. She is also graduated in human resource management and conducted field surveys on behalf of the World Vision organization. An avid reader and mind games lover, Mary is committed to her community and belongs to the Scout movement. 



Maimouna Diallo
Maimouna graduated in Public law and International Relations from Cheikh Anta Diop University. She conducted several research projects in human rights, including children’s rights in armed conflict. She has, among other things, worked for RADDHO, the leading Senegalese human rights organization, and is currently conducting research for her doctoral dissertation.



Jacqueline Ndiaye
Jacqueline holds an MA in International Relations and a post-graduate degree in General Public law from Cheikh Anta Diop University. Jacqueline is a human rights activist and a member of the Senegalese section of the International Society for Human Rights. She took part in several government initiatives to improve access to health in Senegal and is very active in her community.



Sophie Sambou

Sophie  is a General Public law graduate. She is currently conducting her doctoral thesis research in international law at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. In parallel, Sophie is engaged in different public interest associations and is very active in her community.


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