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Mondli Makhanya: A tale of two Africas

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On the eve of South Africa’s transition to democracy, Nigerian journalist Dele Olojede – then Africa correspondent for New York newspaper Newsday – was faced with a tough decision.

Global icon Nelson Mandela was about to become democratic South Africa’s first president and the world was lapping up the story of this incredible South African “miracle” like a vagrant eating chocolate ice cream at the homeless shelter’s Christmas lunch.

In Rwanda, the slaughter of Tutsis by Hutu militias was escalating into a full-blown genocide.

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