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CNN News Network apologizes for calling Kenya a 'hotbed of terror'

CNN Boss, Tony Maddox, paid a personal visit to Kenya's president to apologize for CNN's 'hotbed of Terror' comment.

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President Obama and Kenyatta before the former's  departure from Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on July 26, 2015 play

President Obama and Kenyatta before the former's  departure from Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on July 26, 2015

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CNN’s Global Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Tony Maddox, has apologized on behalf of the news channel for describing Kenya as a 'hotbed' of terror.

The apology was offered in a meeting between Maddox and Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a televised report, CNN had described Kenya as hotbed' with “questionable security concerns worse than Iraq and Afghanistan”.

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The comment was made before President Barack Obama's July and  first visit to his father's homeland since becoming US president.

CNN’s Global Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Tony Maddox and Kenyatta play

CNN’s Global Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Tony Maddox and Kenyatta

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The 'hotbed of terror' comment didn't sit well with Kenyans who took to Twitter, using the hastag  #SomeoneTellCNN, to attack the news network.

Maddox flew all the way from Atlanta to Nairobi to personally apologize to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyans, describing the comment as  'undeserved and ill-fitting.'

Kenyatta took to his Twitter account to Tweet his meeting with Maddox. Check out Tweets;

 

 

 

 

 

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