South Africa and Rwanda's differing routes to conflict reconciliation
The Agenda


South Africa and Rwanda have both been on journeys of reconciliation after apartheid and civil war, using differing methods to bring about mitigated success.

In 1994, South Africa made its transition to democracy and that same year up to a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide in Rwanda.

Since then South Africa has tried to build bridges, with a truth and reconciliation commission focusing on amnesty. Rwanda instead set up Gacaca courts, which also sought reconciliation but aimed to bring criminals to justice.

With more than 30 armed conflicts happening right now across the world, are countries getting any better at dealing with the aftermath? CGTN's The Agenda with Stephen Cole takes a look.