For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
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Congolese general and former presidential candidate Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, 71, has been sentenced to 20 years for "undermining internal state security" after authorities accused him of trying to stage a coup.
"I absolutely have to get back to Pool," says Lydie Bitsindou, a farmer obsessed by returning to her patch of land.
The list of international criminals - mostly fugitives of justice - who have made South Africa their home continues to grow.
Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a report published Thursday.
Congo and several UN agencies have launched a joint appeal for $23.7m to help 138 000 people hit by fighting and insecurity in the southern region of Pool.
Congo broke ground on a new Chinese-funded parliament building in the capital Brazzaville estimated at over $58m.
Congo's veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso has secured 67% of votes in his bid to extend his 32-year-old rule, partial results have shown, after a tense weekend poll.
The Congolese government skirted requirements of the International Monetary Fund in 2003 through a financial fiddle created by French oil giant Total, the French daily Le Monde has reported.
A Dutch fugitive, convicted of crimes against humanity and selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, used "blood money" to fund his extravagant lifestyle, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court has heard.
The crises in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Burundi and South Sudan are expected to come under the microscope at a 12-nation summit in Brazzaville, officials say.
Congo-Brazzaville's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has cleared the decks with the office announcement of the resignation of the government ahead of crucial talks with the International Monetary Fund.
French investigators have charged the daughter and the son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso with corruption, judicial sources have said..
An appeals court in Congo-Brazzaville has upheld the conviction and two-year jail sentence for inciting public disorder handed down last year to opposition leader Paulin Makaya.
Congolese opposition leaders have called for a disobedience campaign to pressure the government into retracting a planned constitutional amendment that will enable President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his three-decade rule.
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