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Rwandan President Paul Kagame was at the center of discussions among the Amanpour audience. Many commented they would like to see President Kagame’s opponent speak up publicly as the Rwandan story, many said, had “two sides.” Additionally, while most commented that foreign aid to developing countries would only create dependency because of the instant gratification experienced, others felt “nothing was for free” and natural resources were exchanged for the money. The lapse in social and economic opportunity for the progress of these undeveloped countries continued to be of interest for many. Furthermore, it was felt that although Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s accomplishments were positive, they were globally recognized because of his economic status and influence.
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Sam Lacroix I would suggest you really give a chance to the Kagame main opponent (Mrs Victoire Ingabire) to respond to accusations by Kagame on you show. we love you AMANPOUR
Jony Jess We love you AMANPOUR!!! BUT i really suggest that you give a chance to Mrs Victoire Ingabire to respond to the accusations made by Kagame on your show. The true nature of CNN is to hear from both sides...especially ahead of Rwandan controversial elections come up...with a 3 week- presidential campaign!!!!!!
Muhiire Nathan International money lending institutions could be exploiting our poor countries to target our natural resources through unfair agreements made with our unpatriotic leaders. Most of these agreements between these shrewd institutions & our excited representatives are unfair to ingenious people. that's why it's easy for gov'ts to access very big loans. our great grand children not yet born are in trouble!
Ozor Debbie Foreign Aid is good a development,espcially to developing countries. But there shld be check, in order to avoid Dependency.
Jorge Manuel Seixas I think I am doing the same thing. The difference is, I am not known and I am poor. The world is such a place that only those with money can make a difference and the rest will be called silent heroes like Obama called his grand-mother