See also: Smith
Stephen Smith is a American Journaliste specialized on the African questions born in the Connecticut.
Smith initially was corresponding in Africa for Reuters and RFI. He entered to the Africa service of the French daily newspaper Libération in 1986. He became then responsible for the service “Africa” with Libération , to replace Pierre Haski. In 2000, Stephen Smith took the direction of the department “Africa” of the newspaper Le Monde like as from 2002 the assistant post of head of the “Foreign” service. At the beginning of 2005 it left its functions with the newspaper Le Monde . It is since independent journalist.
As well with Release as with the World , Stephen Smith largely treated the question of the genocide of Rwandan Tutsi of 1994, for which he extremely was criticized (in particular by association Survie) but approved also much (in particular by Hubert Védrine, the former general secretary of the Elysium of 1991 to 1995 pennies François Mitterrand, and Filip Reyntjens, professor at the university of Antwerp). It was in particular pointed out by supporting the thesis according to which the current president Rwanda is, Paul Kagame, would have financed the attack against the president of the time, Juvénal Habyarimana, knowingly causing the genocide of its own community, Tutsi.
It also on several occasions referred to the " double génocide" Rwandan, by putting on the same plan the planned and orchestrated genocide of Tutsi by the extremists Hutu in 1994, and the war crimes committed in Rwanda at the time of the genocide, then in Zaire in 1997, by the patriotic Face Rwandan, the movement armed with Paul Kagame.
Stephen Smith received for his test Négrologie: why Africa dies the price Essai 2004 France Television.
This work attracted itself a reaction Négrophobie Réponse to the “negrologists”, journalists françafricains and other falsifiers of information. by Boubacar Boris Diop, Odile Tobner and François-Xavier Verschave. Stephen Smith answered these criticisms, at the request of Pierre Péan, which quotes a text of Stephen Smith in Noires furies, lying white , chapter 21.
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