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Africans to CNN: Fire Fareed Zakaria for promoting Kagame and KONY 2012
by KPFA Evening News, 08.12.2012
Tuesday Aug 14th, 2012 5:19 PM
Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN's flagship foreign affairs show, and TIME Magazine Editor-at-Large, was suspended by both CNN and TIME last week, but many Africa scholars, journalists, and advocates said he should have been fired long ago for promoting Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the propaganda film KONY 2012, which argues for introducing U.S. Special Forces into Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.), the Central Africa Republic (C.A.R.), and South Sudan.
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CNN Global Square host Fareed Zakaria asked Rwandan President Paul Kagame whether he thought his soldiers might be able to catch East African warlord Joseph Kony to stop human suffering in the Democratic Republic of Congo, though the last 12 years of UN human rights investigations document war crimes, crimes against humanity, and even genocide committed by Kagame's army and proxy militias there.

Transcript and more photos at: http://www.anngarrison.com/audio/fareed-zakaria-and-paul-kagame-on-joseph-kony-and-congo 

Related story: "Rwandese and Congolese to the ICC: Indict Kagame," http://www.anngarrison.com/audio/rwandans-and-congolese-to-the-icc-indict-kagame.