Can truth and reconciliation commissions heal divided nations?

African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela greets residents of Mmabatho March 15, 1994, during a visit after the nominal homeland came under South African control following the ousting of the former President Lucas Mangope. SCANNED FROM NEGATIVE. REUTERS/Howard Burditt  HB/CMC/PN - RP1DRICQZSAD

South Africa held a post-apartheid truth commission. Image: REUTERS/Howard Burditt

Bonny Ibhawoh
Professor of History and Global Human Rights, , McMaster University
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