A tale of two countries: Rwanda and South Africa, 24 years on

24 June 2018 - 00:00 By Sipho Dibakwane

In 1994, South Africa got freedom. The whole world celebrated with us and applauded our transition from the cruel and racist apartheid regime to democracy. Freedom did not come cheap , but the world marvelled at our approach to negotiations and the peaceful handing over of power. Also in 1994, Rwanda got into a civil war in which an estimated 800000 citizens were killed in internecine conflict.

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