This document from the program of the United Nations Research Institute in Social Development (UNIRSD), produced with the support of the Dutch Ministry for Development Cooperation, is the first report published by the UNIRSD research project on information technology and social development in Senegal. Its final objective consists of improving the level of debate on information technology policies.

Senegal's highest court yesterday ruled that Chad's exiled former president, Hissène Habré, could not stand trial on torture charges because his alleged crimes were not committed in Senegal.