South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern at developments in the Republic of Chad involving armed groups. This, Newsflash reports, follows the death of the country’s president Idriss Déby following clashes with rebels. Ramaphosa says an immediate cessation of violence is necessary to bring peace and stability to Chad as part of ending the conflict on the continent. The president says he is saddened and disturbed by Déby’s death. Ramaphosa adds that he condemns the violence in the country that has claimed so many lives.