For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
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Fighting between Chadian and Sudanese rebels at a remote goldmine in northern Chad has left dozens dead, local and rebel sources say.
Chad's interior minister has said that a ban on some protests in the country is justified because of security risks.
A desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of ruthless dictator, with brutal atrocities the hallmark of his eight-year reign of terror.
A Chadian journalist has been released without charge after four days in detention over the publication of an article criticising the country's president..
Africa's Sahel region risks becoming a "space for terrorists" unless immediate, co-ordinated action is taken, Chad's President Idriss Deby warned, as the area's leaders gathered for security talks in the Malian capital.
As Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been at the forefront of the fight against Islamists in Nigeria, Mali and the Sahel, raising his profile at home and abroad.
The appeal of Chad's former president Hissene Habre against his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity will open on January 9, the special tribunal who tried him says.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left for Mali, the first stop on a three-day Africa tour focused on security and stemming the migrant influx to Europe.
Chadian officials say they have opened an investigation into the disappearance of more than 20 soldiers in the days before and after the April 10 presidential election.
Chad's electoral commission says President Idriss Deby has won a fifth term as president, defeating more than a dozen challengers.
A former Senegalese foreign minister says the president of Chad became furious after a Hong Kong businessman tried to bribe him with $2 million amid discussions of oil rights.
Chad's government has denied allegations by US investigators that President Idriss Deby received a $2m bribe for oil rights in the country.
Chad's former president Hissene Habre will learn on Thursday if his lawyers' appeal against sentences for war crimes, crimes against humanity and rape have been successful, following his landmark conviction by a special court last year.
Chad's president Idriss Deby has named award-winning art-house movie director Mahamat Saleh Haroun as minister of culture, tourism and crafts as part of a government reshuffle.
Chad's veteran President Idriss Deby has announced a further postponement of parliamentary elections initially due in 2015, blaming a lack of funds as the oil-exporter struggles with a drop in oil prices.
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Several opposition activists and politicians have been detained in the Chadian capital N'Djamena, after the government banned a rally following a failed bid to hold a vote of no confidence.
Chad's President Idriss Deby is set to be sworn for a fifth term in power, facing persistent resistance from an opposition that alleges his re-election was a "political hold-up".
Amnesty International has expressed alarm over the disappearance of more than 20 soldiers and police officers in Chad since this month's presidential election.
Senior US officials are warning of deepening links between the Islamic State and Boko Haram, want government in Chad to help
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