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March 23rd, 2010
09:57 PM ET

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The conversation with actor and activist Ben Affleck who just got back from Eastern Congo proved popular.  Amanpour viewers spoke on Ben’s favor and complimented his visit that drew international attention to this sensitive situation.  Some debated about the political aspects of the condition in Congo and mixed commentary was the result of most conversations.

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Dear Christine,
Thanking you for focusing on issues that the world tend to pay less attention to, I would, however, raise concerns about your recent interview with President Kagame for the following reasons:
– How can anyone dismiss and take so lightly the war in the Congo where countless are dying and being raped in very horrific conditions? I just think he got off lightly and we feel insulted by him not even deploring the killings!
– The very fact that rebel General Nkuda was arrested on Rwandan territory speaks for itself, he is an instrument Kagame uses to destabilize the DRC and get what he wants. We all know that he only arrested him because the international community threatened to withhold aid on which he depends so much;
– Rwanda occupied eastern DRC for over 5 years, how many rebel * "genocidaires"* did they arrest? Which shows that the issue is difficult and requires cooperation between regional countries
I just want to express how appalled we are to see this arrogant man using the international platform given to him to dismiss as irrelevant the rape of women, children and their brutal killings right on he door step
Laurent  bureau

Facebook comments about actor/activist Ben Affleck and his efforts on Eastern Congo

Markus Lique Umaguing Jr with ms Chrstian plus the efforts of this celebs, i think there should be more Ben Afflecks..great influence for those just waiting to be tapped..

Zhaleh Setoodeh Just watched the whole program. I am very proud of Ben and everything he has been doing till now. God bless Ben.

Idou Kanzeguhera Ngezayo we need more support!More UN Troops!

Victoria Herbst I find his actions greatly inspiring and I admire him for using his fame to help raise awareness and to make a difference. I'm still shocked about the rape-situation and that rape is being used as a common method to reach military goals.

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  1. Dunia SENDWE

    Here are some links you should have a look at to understand how responsible Paul Kagamé is for the genocide in Congo and the double genocide in Rwanda. 2 weeks before he came to your show, he asked with President SARKOZY and Bernard KOUCHNER, to have control in the Kivu (Congo) :
    Paul Kagamé sacrified the Tutsis to enforce pity in the medias. He's responsible for the genocide in Congo and in Rwanda (Tutsi + Hutu). He wants to take control over the Kivu, a rich province of Congo.

    This man deserves at least prison for all his crimes.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Reply
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  2. kraigen atamin

    As a matter of fact, I sensed a kind of reliefe when I noticed that I will not see again those sort of muniplated reportage like " In the footsteps of Bin Laden or more despisingly God' s Warriors" Both reports signaled the Muslim terrorists that there was some one who could bring rhier thoughts and images to the American public.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Reply
  3. Ruterana

    The dynamics in the great lakes region are complex. Here, we have a situation where genocide fugitives are still roaming all over the world and are very active in trivializing the 1994 genocide, we have more than 4,000 soldiers at the border of Rwanda with DRC still harboring the need to wipe out Tutsi, we have new rwandese political groups supporting FDLR and using democracy as a shield, we have political parties badly looking for harassment so as to get international support, we have an international community which keeps on being indifferent to NEVER AGAIN. All this makes the situation in the great lakes region complex. Professional journalists like you should be aware of those complexity and avoid to be diverted by some organizations that are manipulated by political groups.
    We like you Christine

    March 25, 2010 at 7:11 am | Reply
  4. Adalbert

    It is time for the US to stand up to Israel and stop giving them 5 BILLION dollars annually. It is a total waste of our tax dollars.

    March 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  5. Lirmak Yury

    Hi Christiane
    I am teaching English in Siberia.
    I am using your beautiful voice to teach students not only English but some other issues blocked or ignored by today's Russia official propaganda.
    My hobby is inventing new words. Today I will share with my students new one – "googless" country. It will complete the list of terms: failed,rouge...

    Your fan

    April 2, 2010 at 12:22 am | Reply
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