By Kampala Sun writer
CNN international Correspondent around Africa, Larry Madowo is being investigated by Twitter. This after the journalist in a social media post on the same platform, claimed that people did not like it when Africans tell their own stories in response to the investigation notification from Twitter.
“Twitter is required by German law to provide notice to users who are reported by people from Germany via the Network Enforcement Act reporting flow. We received a complaint regarding your account for the following content…” reads the notice in part.
The content noted was a tweet Larry posted on Friday, September 9, 2022, regarding the death of Queen Elizabeth II and how Africans viewed her.
“Queen Elizabeth was not universally loved in Africa. My CNN live report on colonialism, fairytales and the Africans who refuse to mourn her death,” Madowo captioned his broadcast report.
Many responses to his CNN report affirmed Madowo’s position, claiming in their comments that the Queen was complicit in the colonialism of several African countries, complicit in the pilfering of African wealth and artefacts; and racism during her 70-year reign.
“Just because someone didn’t ‘start’ something or put certain institutions in place, if, from a position of power, you have 70 years to denounce the past, or attempt to right the wrongs and you don’t, please don’t expect the wronged to ‘mourn’ in the way you *think* they should.” Carmet TS responded to Larry’s report.
“Please what time is it appropriate? You don’t have the right to tell victims of colonial repression what time is appropriate to express their grief?” Gbenga Aborowa said