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Voice of America Digest, 22 November 1995

From: yanni@ix.netcom.com (Ioannis Bousnakis)

Voice of America Directory

CONTENTS

  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 22, 1995


  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 22, 1995

    DATE=11/22/95
    TYPE=ADVISORY
    CONTENT=

    VOA DIGEST - 11/22/95

    THE FOLLOWING IS A SYNOPSIS OF SIGNIFICANT REPORTING BY THE VOICE OF AMERICA THAT HAD BEEN BROADCAST OR FIRMLY SCHEDULED AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION. THIS SELECTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE EXHAUSTIVE, AND DOES NOT INCLUDE LATE-BREAKING NEWS OR THE MANY REPORTS IN ALL VOA LANGUAGES THAT ARE BASED ON COMMERCIAL WIRE SERVICES OR OTHER SECONDARY SOURCES. WE REGRET THAT WE CANNOT RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR TRANSCRIPTS OF SPECIFIC BROADCASTS OR PROGRAM SEGMENTS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT VOA, OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS. TELEPHONE: +1-202-619-2538. ELECTRONIC MAIL: LETTERS@VOA.GOV (FOR CORRESPONDENCE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES); LETTERS-USA@VOA.GOV (FOR CORRESPONDENCE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES).

    REPORTS BY VOA CENTRAL NEWS SERVICE:

    BOSNIA / NATO -- NATO PLANNERS ARE DRAFTING DETAILS ABOUT HOW TO MOVE SIXTY THOUSAND NATO TROOPS INTO BOSNIA SAFELY. THE FORCE HAS NOT YET BEEN RAISED BUT PRESIDENT CLINTON IS EXPECTED TO SEEK A RESOLUTION WITH THE US CONGRESS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE ABOUT 20,000 ENFORCEMENT TROOPS. STRINGER JOHN FRASER REPORTS FROM BRUSSELS DETAILS ABOUT THE COMING MISSION. (11/22)

    BOSNIA / RUSSIA -- PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN HAS PRAISED THE AGREEMENT REACHED IN THE UNITED STATES TO END THE CONFLICT IN BOSNIA. MR YELTSIN CALLS FOR AN END TO SANCTIONS AGAINST FORMER YUGOSLAVIA. STRINGER PETER HEINLEIN IN MOSCOW REPORTS THERE WAS NO MENTION OF PLANS TO SUPPLY RUSSIAN FORCES TO HELP IMPLEMENT THE ACCORD. (11/22)

    BOSNIA / SARAJEVO -- A UN FORCE OFFICIAL IN SARAJEVO SAYS HE EXPECTS A NATO FORCE TO BE DEPLOYED IN BOSNIA TO BE BETTER EQUIPPED AND MORE PROFESSIONAL THAN THE UN PEACEKEEPERS NOW DEPLOYED. STRINGER DAVID FOLEY REPORTS FROM SARAJEVO THAT CHRIS VERNON, A BRITISH LIEUTENANT COLONEL EXPECTS THE NEW DEPLOYMENT WILL AVOID THE POLICIES THAT BOGGED DOWN UN TROOPS. (11/22)

    BOSNIA POLITICS -- THE PRESIDENTS OF BOSNIA, SERBIA AND CROATIA HAVE RETURNED HOME FROM TALKS IN DAYTON, OHIO, IN THE UNITED STATES. CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY REPORTS FROM VIENNA THE LEADERS SAY THEY ARE SATISFIED WITH THE DEAL THEY STRUCK BUT SOME MILITARY AND POLITICAL LEADERS ARE NOT RUSHING TO ENDORSE THE ARRANGEMENT TO END THE CONFLICT. (11/22)

    BOSNIA / BRITAIN / FRANCE -- A BRITISH MILITARY ANALYST EXPECTS NATO'S INITIAL CONTINGENT OF TROOPS TO BE DEPLOYED IN BOSNIA WILL PROBABLY BE DISPATCHED WITHIN DAYS. CORRESPONDENT ANDRE DE NESNERA REPORTS FROM LONDON THAT PAUL BEAVER OF JANE'S DEFENSE WEEKLY PREDICTS THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN, AND FRANCE WILL PROVIDE THE BULK OF THE TROOPS DEPLOYED. (11/22)

    US / BOSNIA / TROOPS -- NOW THAT A PEACE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED FOR BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, PRESIDENT CLINTON IS FOCUSING HIS ATTENTION ON CONVINCING AMERICANS ABOUT THE NEED TO SEND US TROOPS TO BOSNIA TO HELP MONITOR THAT ACCORD. MR. CLINTON, UNDER PRESSURE FROM A SKEPTICAL CONGRESS, PLANS TO MAKE HIS CASE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SOON. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS. (11/21)

    CONGRESS / BOSNIA REACT -- MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE PRAISING THE BOSNIAN PEACE ACCORD BUT MANY SAY THEY ARE NOT READY TO SEND US TROOPS TO HELP ENFORCE THE PACT. CORRESPONDENT DAVID SWAN REPORTS PRESIDENT CLINTON WILL ASK THE HOUSE AND SENATE TO SUPPORT THE DEPLOYMENT. (11/21)

    BOSNIA / SERB REACT -- A SENIOR BOSNIAN SERB OFFICIAL, WHO WAS AT THE YUGOSLAV PEACE TALKS, SAYS HE AND OTHER SERB NEGOTIATORS DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW PEACE AGREEMENT FOR BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. THE AGREEMENT WAS INITIALLED, ON THEIR BEHALF BY SERBIAN PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC. CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY REPORTS. (11/21)

    BOSNIA / PEACE AGREEMENT -- THE PRESIDENTS OF BOSNIA, SERBIA AND CROATIA HAVE PUT THEIR INITIALS ON A COMPREHENSIVE PEACE AGREEMENT TO END THE WAR IN BOSNIA AFTER 43 MONTHS. CORRESPONDENT RON PEMSTEIN REPORTS FROM THE SITE OF THE PEACE TALKS. (11/21)

    BALKAN / EMBARGOES -- THE UNITED STATES IS PRESSING THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL TO PASS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE APPROPRIATE RESOLUTIONS TO REINFORCE THE BALKAN PEACE DEAL ACHIEVED IN DAYTON, OHIO TUESDAY. BUT THE RUSSIANS HAVE SERIOUS RESERVATIONS ABOUT ENDING AN ARMS EMBARGO. CORRESPONDENT ELAINE JOHANSON REPORTS. (11/21)

    WEI JINGSHENG REACTION -- CHINA'S ARREST OF A LEADING DISSIDENT EVOKED EXPRESSIONS OF SHOCK AND COMPLAINTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION. THE US GOVERNMENT HAS CALLED FOR MR WEI JINGSHENG'S IMMEDIATE RELEASE. CORRESPONDENT GIL BUTLER REPORTS FROM BEIJING. (11/22)

    US / CHINA DISSIDENT -- JUST AS BILATERAL RELATIONS WERE RECOVERING FROM A JUNE VISIT BY TAIWAN'S PRESIDENT THE UNITED STATES HAS DENOUNCED CHINA'S DECISION TO PROSECUTE ITS LEADING DISSIDENT ON CHARGES OF TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT. REPORTER VICTOR BEATTIE WASHINGTON IS ALSO INSISTING CHINA DO MORE TO REDUCE TARIFFS BEFORE IT JOINS THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION. (11/21)

    FRANCE NUCLEAR -- FRANCE HAS DETONATED STILL ANOTHER NUCLEAR DEVICE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. CORRESPONDENT FRED COOPER REPORTS FROM HONG KONG THAT SOME OF THE FALL OUT FROM THE UNDERGROUND EXPLOSION WAS ANGER FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES. (11/22)

    NUCLEAR / PACIFIC -- THERE HAS BEEN STRONG INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION OF THE LATEST FRENCH NUCLEAR TEST IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. THE TEST HAS SPARKED A NEW WAVE OF ANGER, ESPECIALLY IN ASIAN AND PACIFIC COUNTRIES. STRINGER JULIAN O'BRIEN REPORTS. (11/21)

    SRI LANKA WAR -- SRI LANKA TROOPS ARE REPORTED TO BE ENCIRCLING A REBEL STRONGHOLD IN JAFFNA AFTER CUTTING OFF THE MAIN ROAD TO THE CITY FROM THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. THE SRI LANKA TROOPS ARE REPORTED POISED TO TAKE THE REBEL BASE. CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL DRUDGE REPORTS FROM NEW DELHI. (11/22)

    SRI LANKA / MISSING PLANE -- A TRANSPORT PLANE WITH MORE THAN 60 SRI LANKAN TROOPS ABOARD HAS DISAPPEARED OFF THE NORTHERN JAFFNA PENINSULA. CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL DRUDGE REPORTS FROM NEW DELHI THE PLANE MAY HAVE BEEN DOWNED BY REBEL FORCES AS SRI LANKA ARMY TROOPS MOVE TOWARD THEIR STRONGHOLD AT JAFFNA CITY. (11/22)

    PAKISTAN ARRESTS -- SINCE THE TERRORIST BOMBING OF THE EGYPTIAN EMBASSY IN ISLAMABAD ON SUNDAY, MORE THAN 100 PERSONS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED, MANY MEMBERS OF MILITANT RELIGIOUS GROUPS. CORRESPONDENT DOUGLAS BAKSHIAN IN ISLAMABAD SAYS PAKISTAN CALLS THE ARRESTS PRECAUTIONARY. (11/22)

    PAKISTAN / IMF -- A SIX HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS STAND-BY LOAN IS REPORTED NEAR FOR PAKISTAN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND. CORRESPONDENT DOUGLAS BAKSHIAN REPORTS THE CASH STARVED GOVERNMENT HOPES THE LOAN WILL HELP RESTORE INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN THE COUNTRY. (11/22)

    INDIA / BOMBAY -- INDIA HAS MOVED TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CITY OF BOMBAY TO MUMBAI, WHICH IS THE NAME OF A HINDU GODDESS. WHILE MUSLIM RESIDENTS OPPOSE THE CHANGE, HINDU NATIONALISTS PRAISE THE CHANGE FOR THE CITY OF TWELVE MILLION. THE CITY HAS BEEN CALLED BOMBAY FOR 400 YEARS. CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL DRUDGE REPORTS FROM NEW DELHI. (11/22)

    INDIA / ENRON -- INDIA AND THE US ENERGY COMPANY, ENRON, MAY RENEW A POWER PROJECT IN THE INDIAN STATE OF MAHARASHTRA. INTEREST IN INVESTMENT IN INDIA COOLED AFTER THE PROJECT WAS THWARTED BY INDIAN POLITICIANS. CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL DRUDGE REPORTS FROM NEW DELHI A NEW ARRANGEMENT WITH ENRON INVOLVES CONTRACT CHANGES SUPPOSEDLY FAVORABLE TO INDIA. (11/22)

    RUSSIA / CHECHNYA -- A BOMB EXPLODED IN THE CENTER OF GROSNY WHERE CHECHNYANS HAVE BEEN PROTESTING PLANS FOR RUSSIAN ORGANIZED ELECTIONS THERE. CORRESPONDENT PETER COLLINS IN MOSCOW REPORTS THE BOMB WAS THE SECOND THIS WEEK. (11/22)

    RUSSIA / CENTRAL BANK -- A REFORMIST HAS BEEN APPROVED TO HEAD RUSSIA'S CENTRAL BANK. THE NEW BANK CHIEF SAYS RUSSIA'S MONEY POLICY DOES NOT NEED DRASTIC CHANGE. STRINGER PETER HEINLEIN REPORTS THE CONFIRMATION OF SERGEI DUBININ SIGNALS A CONTINUED PATH TOWARD ECONOMIC REFORM. (11/22)

    ANGOLA PEACE -- REBELS IN ANGOLA ACCUSE THE GOVERNMENT OF A BREACH OF THE CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT THERE BY ATTACKING REBEL HELD TERRITORY. THE ATTACK IS SAID TO HAVE OCCURRED ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE CEASE-FIRE. STRINGER CRISTINA MULLER REPORTS FROM LUANDA THE ATTACK INVOLVED A STRONGHOLD NEAR AN OIL CENTER IN THE COUNTRY. (11/22)

    ISRAEL POLITICS -- A GOVERNMENT PROPOSED BY SHIMON PERES HAS BEEN APPROVED BY ISRAEL'S PARLIAMENT. THE GOVERNMENT WAS MADE NECESSARY BY THE ASSASSINATION OF YITZHAK RABIN NEARLY THREE WEEKS AGO. CORRESPONDENT AL PESSIN IN JERUSALEM REPORTS THE NEW FOREIGN MINISTER IS A FORMER MILITARY CHIEF OF STAFF. (11/22)

    SOUTH AFRICA / CONSTITUTION -- SOUTH AFRICA IS WRITING A NEW CONSTITUTION. A WORKING DRAFT WAS RELEASED WEDNESDAY BY LAWMAKERS AFTER 18 MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS. CORRESPONDENT MALLORY SALESON IN JOHANNESBURG SAYS THE INCOMPLETE DOCUMENT HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA. (11/22)

    KENYA / MINISTER / COMPLAINT -- KENYA'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS THE COUNTRY IS BEING WRONGLY BASHED IN MEDIA REPORTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS. CORRESPONDENT ALEX BELIDA REPORTS FROM NAIROBI THE FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS KENYA IS NOT A DICTATORSHIP AND NOR RUN BY A MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND REPORTS OF ABUSES ARE UNDERMINING INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN THE COUNTRY. (11/22)

    CAMBODIAN PRINCE JAILED -- FAMILY FEUDING SURFACES IN CAMBODIA. A HALF BROTHER OF KING NORODOM SIHANOUK HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO ASSASSINATE THE COUNTRY'S SECOND PRIME MINISTER. STRINGER TRICIA FITZGERALD REPORTS FROM PHNOM PENH THE KING IS PLANNING TO TRAVEL TO BEIJING TO ESCAPE THE EMBROILING INTERNAL POLITICAL CONFLICT IN CAMBODIA. (11/22)

    BURMA / SUU KYI -- A BURMESE POLITICAL LEADER, AUNG SAN SUU KYI, SAYS THE MILITARY INSTALLED GOVERNMENT IN BURMA IS UNLIKELY TO BRING ABOUT NATIONAL RECONCILIATION, MULTI-PARTY DEMOCRACY, OR A NEW CONSTITUTION THROUGH A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. CORRESPONDENT DAN ROBINSON REPORTS FROM BANGKOK THAT THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER SAYS THE CONVENTION IS A FARCE SINCE MOST OF THE DELEGATES WERE HAND PICKED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN POWER. (11/22)

    GERMANY / BRAZIL -- GERMANY SAYS THE CLIMATE IS RIGHT FOR MORE INVESTMENT IN BRAZIL AND THE OTHER THREE COUNTRIES OF THE COMMON MARKET OF THE SOUTH, ARGENTINA, PARAGUAY, AND URUGUAY. THE COMMENT WAS MADE BY GERMAN PRESIDENT ROMAN HERZOG IN BRASILIA ON THE SECOND DAY OF HIS TEN-DAY VISIT TO BRAZIL. WE HAVE DETAILS FROM CORRESPONDENT GEORGE MEEK. (11/21)

    EU / US TRADE -- A SENIOR US OFFICIAL SAYS A TRANSATLANTIC FREE TRADE ZONE WITH EUROPE WOULD BE IMPORTANT AND USEFUL BUT NEGOTIATIONS TO CREATE IT ARE PREMATURE. REPORTER VICTOR BEATTIE REPORTS A PRIVATE AMERICAN TRADE ANALYST SAYS SUCH A FREE TRADE ZONE WOULD BE AN ECONOMIC BOOM TO BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC BUT ALSO DOUBTS IT WILL BECOME A REALITY BEFORE 1997. (11/21)

    US TRADE DEFICIT -- US EXPORTS ROSE TO RECORD LEVELS IN SEPTEMBER BUT THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE A DEFICIT IN GLOBAL TRADE. CORRESPONDENT JOE SUMMERS REPORTS THE DEFICIT WITH JAPAN FELL TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL IN TWO YEARS. (11/22)

    GRINKOV AUTOPSY -- THE RUSSIAN OLYMPIC SKATING CHAMPION, SERGEI GRINKOV, DIED OF A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK MONDAY, ACCORDING TO AN AUTOPSY REPORT IN LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK. CORRESPONDENT CHRIS SIMKINS REPORTS. (11/21)

    DOW 5000 -- THE MOST WIDELY FOLLOWED STOCK MARKET INDEX IN THE UNITED STATES CLOSED ABOVE FIVE THOUSAND TUESDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY. CORRESPONDENT BRECK ARDERY REPORTS THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE ACTUALLY SET TWO RECORDS ON THE SAME DAY. (11/21)

    US / BUDGET -- WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE CONGRESS STILL DEADLOCKED OVER THE FEDERAL BUDGET, A LEADING RESEARCH ORGANIZATION REPORTS THAT THE INCOMES OF MOST US FAMILIES HAVE SCARCELY INCREASED OVER THE LAST FIFTEEN YEARS. THUS, IT SAYS THAT MANY AMERICANS MAY BE DISMAYED WHEN THE FULL IMPACT OF BALANCED BUDGET MEASURES ARE FELT. CORRESPONDENT ANDREW BAIRD REPORTS. (11/21)

    VANCE / UN -- FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE CYRUS VANCE SAYS PRESIDENT CLINTON SHOULD INCLUDE THE MORE THAN TWO BILLION DOLLARS THE UNITED STATES OWES THE UNITED NATIONS IN HIS BUDGET DISCUSSIONS WITH CONGRESS. CORRESPONDENT BARBARA SCHOETZAU REPORTS. (11/21)

    HOLIDAY SHOPPING -- AT THIS TIME OF YEAR US CONSUMERS TURN ATTENTIONS TO HOLIDAY SHOPPING FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON. CORRESPONDENT BRECK ARDERY IN NEW YORK REPORTS RETAILERS ARE HOPING FOR INCREASES IN SALES THIS YEAR. FOR MANY SHOPS THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS CRUCIAL FOR THE ENTIRE BUSINESS YEAR. (11/22)

    TIME WARNER / SOUND AND LIGHTS -- A LEADING MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY IS EMBARKED ON A HUGE EFFORT TO BRING DIGITIZED INFORMATION AND ENTERTAINMENT INTO THE HOME VIA FIBER-OPTIC CABLES. CORRESPONDENT ANDREW BAIRD HAS THIS REPORT. (11/21)

    BABY NAMES -- FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THIS CENTURY, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR NAMES FOR BABY BOYS IN NEW YORK CITY IS NOT 'JOHN.' THAT CAME AS A SURPRISE TO SOME NEW YORKERS AS THE CITY RELEASED ITS ANNUAL REPORT ON THE MOST POPULAR NAMES FOR BABIES. CORRESPONDENT CHRIS SIMKINS REPORTS. (11/21)

    VOA REPORTS IN INDIVIDUAL LANGUAGES:

    INSIDE USA:

    GARTH BROOKS / TALK TO AMERICA -- COUNTRY SUPERSTAR GARTH BROOKS APPEARED ON 'TALK TO AMERICA' AS HIS LATEST RELEASE, 'FRESH HORSES' REACHED RECORD STORES. HE DESCRIBED HOW THE RECORDING, HIS FIRST NEW MATERIAL IN TWO YEARS, CAME TOGETHER, AND HE TALKED WITH FANS AND LISTENERS WHO CALLED THE STUDIO. (ENGLISH 11/22)

    THANKSGIVING / INDIANS -- THE AMERICAN HOLIDAY OF THANKSGIVING HAS BECOME AN IMPORTANT YEARLY CELEBRATION FOR THE INDIAN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN THE US, SAYS SUKESH CHOPRA, AN INDIAN IMMIGRANT LIVING IN THE VIRGINIA AREA. MS. CHOPRA WAS INTERVIEWED BY STAFFER SUMAN GUPTA. (HINDI 11/21)

    US / UZBEKISTAN -- STAFFER RANO HABIB INTERVIEWS KLARA YADGAROVA, AN UZBEK GYNECOLOGIST ENGAGED IN POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH AT THE GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY UNDER THE FULBRIGHT-HAYS FACULTY RESEARCH PROGRAM. SHE EXPLAINED THAT UPON RETURNING TO UZBEKISTAN, SHE WILL BE TRANSLATING MEDICAL TEXTBOOKS FROM ENGLISH INTO HER NATIVE LANGUAGE. (UZBEK 11/22)

    SAN DIEGO / KAZAKHSTAN EXHIBIT -- BUSINESSMAN VAL SIBIRSKY TALKS ABOUT THE NEW EXHIBIT IN SAN DIEGO, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN NEXT WEEK, 'KAZAKHSTAN 95.' (RUSSIAN 11/22)

    PROPOSITION 187 / RULING WELCOMED -- DEFENDERS OF IMMIGRANT RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA HAVE WELCOMED THE DECISION BY A FEDERAL JUDGE WHO RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL SECTIONS OF THE CONTROVERSIAL PROPOSITION 187, WHICH BAN SOCIAL SERVICES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS. CORRESPONDENT HECTOR VELAZQUEZ MEJIA REPORTS FROM LOS ANGELES. (SPANISH 11/21)

    INSIDE AFRICA:

    ZAIRE / CARTER -- ZAIREAN FOREIGN MINISTER GERARD KAMANDA WA KAMANDA MET WITH FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER WHO IS TOURING CENTRAL AFRICA IN PREPARATION FOR THE PEACE CONFERENCE TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 28TH IN CAIRO. STAFFER FERDINAND FERELLA SPOKE WITH MR KAMANDA AFTER HIS MEETING WITH PRESIDENT CARTER AND ASKED HIM WHETHER ZAIRE WOULD BE WILLING TO MODIFY ITS DEMAND THAT ALL REFUGEES SHOULD LEAVE ZAIRE BY THE END OF THE YEAR. (FRENCH 11/21)

    ZAIRE / UNHCR -- FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER HAS VISITED GOMA, ZAIRE, AND SAYS ZAIRE MAY RELAX ITS DECEMBER 31ST DEADLINE TO REPATRIATE RWANDAN REFUGEES IF THE UNHCR SPEEDS ITS VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION PROGRAM. REPORTER JOE DECAPUA SPOKE WITH JIDDO VAN DRUNEN OF THE UNHCR IN GOMA. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/22)

    NIGERIA / DEMONSTRATION -- NIGERIANS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, INCLUDING TRANSAFRICA'S RANDALL ROBINSON DEMONSTRATED IN FRONT OF THE SHELL PETROLEUM CORPORATION HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON. STAFFER MAIMOUNA MILLS REPORTED ON THE DEMONSTRATION, AND INTERVIEWED NEINO INOUA, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF MINE WORKERS OF NIGER. SHE INTERVIEWED ALSO MARC SAGUIE, SPOKESPERSON FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S AFRICA DEPARTMENT. (FRENCH 11/21)

    NIGERIA / EXECUTIONS SUIT -- NIGERIA'S MILITARY RULER, GENERAL SANI ABACHA, IS BEING SUED FOR THE RECENT EXECUTIONS OF KEN SARO-WIWA AND EIGHT OTHERS. REPORTER RICHARD KOTEY SPOKE WITH A LAW LECTURER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, PROFESSOR TAIWO OSITITAN, FROM LAGOS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/22)

    NIGERIA / DEMONSTRATIONS -- TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NIGERIANS RALLIED IN ABUJA IN SUPPORT OF THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO EXECUTE NINE MINORITY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, INCLUDING KEN SARO-WIWA. REPORTER SCOTT STEARNS SPEAKS WITH STRINGER BABANGIDA JIBRIL IN ABUJA. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/21)

    NIGERIA / PRO-GOV'T RALLY -- HAUSA STRINGER BABANGIDA JIBRIL REPORTS FROM ABUJA THAT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ATTENDED A PRO-GOVERNMENT DEMOSTRATION. THEY ACCUSED WESTERN COUNTRIES OF INTERFERENCE IN NIGERIA'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS. STAFFER AHMED YERIMA, INTERVIEWED A LAGOS-BASED BUSINESS MAN IN ABUJA, MR KABIRU YUSUF ALI. HE SAID THAT ANY ECONOMIC SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON NIGERIA WILL AFFECT THE WHOLE OF WEST AFRICA AS MOST OF THE COUNTRIES IN THE REGION DEPEND ON NIGERIA'S OIL AND ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS. (HAUSA 11/20)

    ANGOLA / UNITA -- THE UNITA REBEL MOVEMENT CLAIMS THAT ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS HAVE ATTACKED UNITA POSITIONS IN NORTHERN ZAIRE PROVINCE IN VIOLATION OF A YEAR OLD PEACE ACCORD. STRINGER CRISTINA MULLER REPORTS FROM LUANDA. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/22)

    ANGOLA / UNITA -- A YEAR AFTER THE SIGNING OF THE LUSAKA PEACE ACCORD, ANGOLA STILL HAS A LONG HEALING PROCESS AHEAD OF IT. REPORTER JOE DECAPUA SPOKE TO THE UNITA OPPOSITION REPRESENTATIVE IN WASHINGTON, MALIK CHAKA, ABOUT THE PEACE PROCESS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/21)

    MOZAMBIQUE / DRUGS TRAFFICKING -- A SPANIARD ACCUSED OF INVOLVEMENT IN DRUG TRAFFICKING IN MOZAMBIQUE HAS ESCAPED FROM THAT COUNTRY. MEANWHILE A PAKISTANI HAS BEEN RELEASED AFTER MONTHS OF DETENTION. THE SUPERIOR COURT IN MAPUTO ORDERED HIS RELEASE BECAUSE OF IRREGULARITIES IN THE CASE. STAFFER TERESA LIMA REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/22)

    GUINEA BISSAU / POLITICS -- THE GOVERNMENT IS HOSTING THE SECOND MEETING OF THE PALOPS, INCLUDING PORTUGAL. THEY ARE DISCUSSING A POSSIBILITY OF A BINDING LAW BETWEEN THEIR COUNTRIES TO PROTECT THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE NEED TO IMPLEMENT A LAW TO STRENGTHEN THE SEPARATION OF POWERS. CORRESPONDENT TERESA RIBEIRO REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/22)

    CAPE VERDE / CAMPAIGN -- THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE COMING LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS IN CAPE VERDE HAS STARTED. STAFFER NELSON HERBERT INTERVIEWS JOAO ALEM, OF THE PSD, SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AN OPPOSITION PARTY LEADER ON THE PROGRAM AND THE STATUS OF HIS CAMPAIGN. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/22)

    TANZANIA / ELECTIONS -- STAFFER MWAMOYO HAMZA SPOKE WITH ELECTION OFFICIALS IN TANZANIA AND REPORTS ON THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTIONS THERE. MR. MPAKA HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY DECLARED THE WINNER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE SWORN IN THURSDAY IN THE NATIONAL STADIUM. (SWAHILI 11/22)

    KENYA / INTERNATIONAL PRESS -- STAFFER ABDUSHAKUR ABOUD SPOKE WITH KENYA'S MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, KALONZO MUSYOKA. MR. MUSYOKA CONTINUES TO BLAME THE FOREIGN MEDIA FOR CRITICIZING KENYA'S GOVERNMENT. (SWAHILI 11/22)

    GAMBIA / ANALYSIS -- A POLITICAL ANALYST SAYS SENEGAL COULD BE A KEY PLAYER IN THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF ITS MILITARY-DOMINATED NEIGHBOR, GAMBIA. REPORTER WILLIAM EAGLE SPOKE TO THE DIRECTOR THE CENTER FOR WEST AFRICAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, ARNOLD HUGHES. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/21)

    SIERRA LEONE / REBEL ARMS -- THE SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT SAYS A REBEL ARMS PROCUREMENT TEAM HAS BEEN CAPTURED. IT SAYS THREE MEN AND ONE WOMAN WERE CAPTURED IN NEIGHBORING GUINEA. REPORTER KELVIN LEWIS HAS DETAILS FROM FREETOWN. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/21)

    ALGERIA / NEGOTIATIONS -- SINCE THE ELECTION VICTORY BY MILITARY LEADER LIAMINE ZEROUAL IN ALGERIA, MEDIA REPORTS SAY THE BANNED ISLAMIC SALVATION FRONT (FIS) IS NOW READY TO NEGOTIATE. BUT ERIC GOLDSTEIN OF HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SAYS THE FIS HAS BEEN OPEN TO NEGOTIATIONS SINCE LAST YEAR. REPORTER CATHERINE MADDUX ALSO DISCUSSED WHETHER THE VOTE WAS A SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR ZEROUAL, OR A VOTE AGAINST FOUR YEARS OF VIOLENCE. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/22)

    ETHIOPIA / HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS -- THE GOVERNMENT OF ETHIOPIA HAS LEVELED CHARGES AGAINST TWO FORMER PRESIDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ADDIS ABABA, A HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST, PROFESSOR MESFIN WOLDEMARIAM AND TEN JOURNALISTS. THEY HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH MISINFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT A CLASH THAT HAPPENED IN JANUARY OF 1993 BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND SECURITY FORCES. STRINGER TAFESSE KIFLE REPORTS FROM ADDIS ABABA. (AMHARIC 11/22)

    INSIDE MIDEAST:

    EGYPT / FUNERAL -- STRINGERS IBRAHIM ABDIN AND IMAN RAFI REPORT FROM CAIRO ON THE FUNERAL FOR OF THE VICTIMS OF THE BOMBING OF THE EGYPTIAN EMBASSY IN ISLAMABAD. (ARABIC 11/21)

    EGYPTIAN ELECTIONS -- THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK OF CAMPAIGNING FOR THE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS IN EGYPT. STRINGER IMAN RAFI INTERVIEWS FAIDA KAMEL AND IBRAHIM ABAZA, LEADERS OF THE NATIONAL AND WAFD PARTIES CONTESTING FOR SEATS IN THE PARLIAMENT. (ARABIC 11/21)

    KUWAIT TRIAL -- A KUWAITI COURT ORDERED THAT THE CASE OF UNLAWFUL PROFITEERING BY FORMER MINISTER OF OIL SHEIKH ALI AL-SABAH BE REFERRED TO A SPECIAL COURT. STRINGER JUMANA TAMIMI REPORTS. (ARABIC 11/21)

    GULF DEFENSE -- DEFENSE OFFICIALS IN MEBER STATES OF THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL (GCC) BEGAN TWO-DAY MEETINGS IN BAHRAIN TO MAP OUT DEFENSE PLANS TO BE ENDORSED BY HEADS OF STATE IN THE GCC SUMMIT NEXT MONTH. CORRESPONDENT MAHMOUD ZAWAWI REPORTS. (ARABIC 11/21)

    SAUDI ARABIA / BRITAIN -- THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN RIYADH HAS DISCLOSED IT RECEIVED WARNINGS SIMILAR TO THOSE GIVEN THE AMERICAN EMBASSY PRIOR TO THE RIYADH EXPLOSION AT THE MILITARY TRAINING MISSION BUILDING. (ARABIC 11/21)

    NEW ISRAELI CABINET -- STAFFER HAYAT ALKHATEEB INTERVIEWS WALEED SADEQ OF THE ISRAELI MERETZ PARTY ABOUT THE NEW CABINET OF PRIME MINISTER DESIGNATE SHIMON PERES. HE WAS SCHEDULED TO SUBMIT THE CABINET LIST FOR APPROVAL TO THE KNESSET WEDNESDAY. (ARABIC 11/21)

    UN / DAYTON -- IN A FIRST REACTION TO THE BALKAN AGREEMENT ANNOUNCED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON, UN SECRETARY GENERAL BOUTROS GHALI PRAISED THE PRESIDENT'S EFFORTS WHICH LED TO A FINAL PEACE AGREEMENT FOR BOSNIA. STAFFER MOHAMED ATTIA REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. (ARABIC 11/21)

    EUROPEAN COMMUNITY / IRAN -- STAFFER HESHMAT MOBASHER INTERVIEWS JOURNALIST SAFA HAERI OF THE INDEPENDENT AND L'EXPRESS ON REACTION IN EUROPE TO THE COMMENT BY IRAN'S PRESIDENT HASHEMI RAFSANJANI THAT THE ASSASSINATION OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER RABIN WAS 'DIVINE REVENGE.' IN RESPONSE, MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION HAVE CANCELLED SCHEDULED VISITS BY HIGH-LEVEL IRANIAN OFFICIALS. (FARSI 11/22)

    INSIDE CENTRAL ASIA:

    HUMAN RIGHTS / CENTRAL ASIA -- LEONID STONOV, FROM THE UNION OF COUNCILS, A HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION, RECENTLY VISITED CENTRAL ASIA AND PARTICIPATED IN HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCES IN KAZAKHSTAN AND KYRGIZSTAN. HE SPOKE WITH STAFFER VLADIMIR MATLIN BY TELEPHONE FROM BISHKEK, CAPITAL OF KYRGYZSTAN ABOUT THE STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THESE REPUBLICS. (RUSSIAN 11/22)

    AZERBAIJANI / WOMEN -- STAFFER OLCAY RACHED INTERVIEWS DR MAHIN KIVI OF STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY ON THE RIGHTS AND CONDITIONS OF AZERBAIJANI WOMEN IN THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN AND IRANIAN AZERBAIJAN. DR. KIVI HAS DONE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT AND RECENTLY VISITED IRAN. (AZERI 11/22)

    INSIDE SOUTH ASIA:

    SRI LANKA / FIGHTING -- REPORTER SUSAN YACKEE SPEAKS WITH JAMES MAYNOR, DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF COMMONWEALTH STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, ABOUT THE FIGHTING IN JAFFNA CITY, SRI LANKA. HE SAYS THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW RULED OUT A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT TO THE CONFLICT WITH THE TAMIL TIGERS AND IS PURSUING, ALL OUT, A MILITARY SETTLEMENT. HE SAYS THE CAPTURE OF JAFFNA CITY WILL DEPRIVE THE TAMIL TIGERS OF THEIR RECRUITMENT AREA. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/21)

    DELHI / BOMB BLAST -- A BOMB EXPLODED IN CONNOUGHT PLACE, A POSH BUSINESS DISTRICT OF NEW DELHI, CAUSING SOME INJURIES. STRINGER VIJAY KRANTI SAYS HOSPITAL SOURCES REPORTED THIRTY PEOPLE INJURED, WHILE POLICE PUT THE NUMBER AT SIX. (HINDI 11/21)

    INDIAN OCEAN STATES -- A THREE DAY INTERNATIONAL MEETING IS UNDERWAY IN NEW DELHI TO SET UP AN ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNTRIES LOCATED ALONG THE INDIAN OCEAN. THE MEETING IS SPONSORED BY THE INDIRA GANDHI MEMORIAL TRUST WHICH AWARDED ITS 1995 PEACE PRIZE TO FORMER NIGERIAN LEADER OLUSEGUN OBASANJO. STRINGER REPORT. (HINDI 11/21)

    WOMAN WEIGHTLIFTER -- KANNU MALLESWARI OF ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA RETAINED HER TITLE AND SET A NEW RECORD AT THE WORLD WEIGHTLIFTERS' CHAMPIONSHIP IN CHINA BY LIFTING 113 KG. IN JERK EVENT. STRINGER JASDEV SINGH REPORTS. (HINDI 11/21)

    BANGLADESH / BYE-ELECTION -- THE BANGLADESH ELECTION COMMISSION HAS ANNOUNCED THE BYE-ELECTION SCHEDULE FOR THE 137 VACANT SEATS OF THE OPPOSITION PARTIES. REACTING TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT THE OPPOSITION PARTIES SAID THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BYE-ELECTIONS AND THIS DECISION WILL FURTHER COMPLICATE THE POLITICAL SITUATION. THE OPPOSITION PARTIES HAVE BEEN DEMANDING THAT THE BNP GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER KHALIDA ZIA RESIGN, AND ELECTIONS BE HELD UNDER A NEUTRAL CARETAKER GOVERNMENT. STRINGER ZAHURUL ALAM REPORTS FROM DHAKA. (BANGLA 11/22)

    PRINCESS DIANA / BANGLA IMMIGRANTS -- LONDON IS THE HOME OF THE LARGEST NUMBER OF BANGLA SPEAKING PEOPLE OUTSIDE SOUTH ASIA. STRINGER SHAMEEM CHAWDHURY INTERVIEWS BUSINESSMAN ANWAR ALI, SCHOOL TEACHER KAMELA ISHAQ, AND STUDENT SHEEHAM SADRUDDIN ABOUT THEIR REACTION TO THE TV INTERVIEW OF PRINCESS DIANA. THEY FEEL DIANA WANTED TO PROJECT HERSELF, BUT THE INTERVIEW HAS HURT THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY. (BANGLA 11/22)

    SINGER SHUVRA DEV -- POPULAR BANGLADESHI SINGER SHUVRA DEV IS TOURING THE UNITED STATES AND AFTER HIS SUCCESSFUL CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY, STRINGER ZAKIA KHAN INTERVIEWED HIM. (BANGLA 11/21)

    INSIDE EAST ASIA:

    WEI JINGSHENG / HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS REACT -- CHINA'S DECISION TO CHARGE ITS MOST PROMINENT DISSIDENT, WEI JINGSHENG, WITH ATTEMPTING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN WIDELY CONDEMNED BY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS. STAFFER KUO-FU SHU IN LOS ANGELES INTERVIEWS JIA YUTAI, CHINESE DEMOCRATIC FOUNDATION, XU BANGTAI, ALLIANCE FOR A DEMOCRATIC CHINA, AND DING YUAN, SILICON VALLEY FOR DEMOCRACY IN CHINA. (MANDARIN 11/22)

    IWEI SHANSHAN / WEI JINGSHENG'S SISTER -- STAFFER HAI TAO INTERVIEWS MISS WEI SHANSHAN, WEI JINGSHENG'S SISTER. SHE DENIES THAT HER BROTHER HAD EVER ENGAGED IN A CONSPIRACY OF OVERTHROWING THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, AS THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES CHARGE. (MANDARIN 11/21)

    HONG KONG / WEI JINGSHENG ARREST -- THE HONG KONG ALLIANCE FOR THE SUPPORT OF DEMOCRACY IN CHINA DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE FORMAL ARREST OF WEI JINGSHENG IN FRONT OF THE XINHUA NEWS AGENCY AND SENT A LETTER OF APPEAL TO QIAO SHI, CHAIRMAN OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF CHINA'S NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS. SOME HONG KONG LEGISLATORS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTEST URGED THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO INCREASE ITS PRESSURE ON THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. BUT CHENG JIENAN, LEADER OF A PRO-BEIJING GROUP, SAID HE RESPECTS CHINA'S LEGAL SYSTEM. STAFFER CHOU YOUKANG IN HONG KONG INTERVIEWS HK LEGISLATORS ZHANG WEGUANG AND LIU QIANSHI, AND CHENG JIENAN, DABHK. (MANDARIN 11/22)

    REACTION TO WEI JINGSHENG'S ARREST -- STAFFER CHIEN WEI INTERVIEWS LUCIAN PYE, MIT, AND WAN RUNNAN, FEDERATION FOR A DEMOCRATIC CHINA CHAIR, PARIS, ON THE ARREST OF CHINESE DISSIDENT WEI JINGSHENG. CHINESE AUTHORITIES ACCUSE WEI OF TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT. (MANDARIN 11/21)

    HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA / WEI JINGSHENG'S -- THE HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA ISSUED A STATEMENT CONDEMNING CHINESE AUTHORITIES. THE ORGANIZATION NOTED THAT THE ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST WEI JINGSHENG IS A VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS PRINCIPLES. STRINGER FANG BING IN NEW YORK INTERVIEWS SOPHIA WOODMAN, PRESS DIRECTOR, HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA, AND HU PING, CHIEF COMMENTATOR, BEIJING SPRING. (MANDARIN 11/21)

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH / CHINA / US -- CHINESE STAFFER CHOU YOUKANG TALKED TO SIMA WENWU, PUBLISHER OF TAIWAN'S NEW NEWS MAGAZINE (XIN XINWEN), AND JIN YAORU, FORMER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF WENHUI BAO, ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN HONG KONG, TAIWAN, CHINA AND THE US. (MANDARIN 11/21)

    TAIWAN-MAINLAND / MILITARY COMPETITION -- TAIWAN COMMISSIONED ITS SECOND JING KUO FIGHTERS' UNIT AND A GROUP OF AWACS AIRPLANES, WHICH WILL GREATLY ENHANCE ITS AIR DEFENSE CAPABILITY. PRESIDENT LEE TENG-HUI PRESIDED OVER THE CEREMONY AND WARNED AGAINST THE POSSIBILITY OF ATTACK BY MAINLAND CHINA. REPORTS SAY THAT CHINA, WITH HELP FROM RUSSIA AND ISRAEL, IS DEVELOPING ITS LATEST MODEL OF FIGHTERS. TAIPEI STRINGER ZHANG YONGTAI REPORTS WITH COMMENTS FROM BI YUN-HAO, MILITARY ANALYST. (MANDARIN 11/22)

    TAIWAN / APEC -- GU ZHENFU TALKED ABOUT HIS MEETINGS WITH JIANG ZEMIN AT APEC, BUT SAID THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY SERIOUS DISCUSSIONS. HE INSISTED THAT TAIWAN'S PRESIDENT LEE TENG-HUI SHOULD ATTEND THE APEC INFORMAL SUMMIT, AND EXPRESSED HOPE THAT PRESIDENT LEE WILL ATTEND NEXT YEAR'S APEC MEETING IN THE PHILIPPINES. STAFFER TIEN KANGLIN IN TAIPEI REPORTS. (MANDARIN 11/21)

    CAMBODIA / ALLEGED PLOT -- REPORTER SUSAN YACKEE SPEAKS WITH RICHARD FISHER, A SENIOR POLICY ANALYST FOR THE ASIAN STUDY CENTER OF THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION, ABOUT THE ARREST OF PRINCE NORODOM SIRIVUDH IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED PLOT TO ASSASSINATE CAMBODIAN CO-PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN. MR. FISHER IS ADAMANT IN HIS BELIEF THAT THE ARREST IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/21)

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    PEACE AGREEMENT / BOSNIAN PRIME MINISTER -- BOSNIAN PRIME MINISTER HARIS SILAJDZIC VOICED CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM ON THE PEACE AGREEMENT, AND NOTED THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT WILL BE THE KEY ISSUE IN THE FUTURE. HE EMPHASIZED THAT BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA REMAINS A UNIFIED STATE. STAFFER INTERVIEW. (CROATIAN 11/21)

    DAYTON AGREEMENT / EUROPEAN REACTIONS -- NATO WELCOMED THE DAYTON AGREEMENT EXPRESSING HOPE THAT IT LAYS A FOUNDATION FOR LASTING PEACE. THE EUROPEAN UNION ALSO WELCOMED THE AGREEMENT AND PLEDGED HELP IN REBUILDING BOSNIA. STRINGER LADA STIPIC-NISETEO REPORTS FROM BRUSSELS. (CROATIAN 11/21)

    DAYTON AGREEMENT / SERBIAN REACTIONS -- GUNFIRE COULD BE HEARD ON THE STREETS OF BELGRADE IN CELEBRATION OF THE DAYTON PEACE AGREEMENT. THE PRESIDENT OF YUGOSLAVIA ZORAN LILIC PRAISED SERBIAN PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC FOR HIS NEGOTIATING SKILLS AND PRESIDENT CLINTON FOR HELPING ACHIEVE THE PEACE AGREEMENT. STRINGER JADRANKA KRONJA FROM BELGRADE REPORTS. (CROATIAN 11/21)

    DAYTON AGREEMENT / CROATIAN REACTIONS -- ZAGREB WAS QUIET, ONLY STATE TELEVISION BROADCAST PRESIDENT CLINTON'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF PEACE AGREEMENT. BOSNIAN CROATS FROM THE POSAVINA CORRIDOR STRONGLY OPPOSED THE AGREEMENT, AND SOME CROATIAN MILITARY ANALYSTS SAY THE DAYTON AGREEMENT FOR CROATIA SECURES ONLY A CEASE-FIRE FOR ONE OR TWO YEARS. STRINGER ZELJKO MATIC REPORTS. (CROATIAN 11/21)

    DAYTON AGREEMENT / SARAJEVO REACTIONS -- SOME SARAJEVO RESIDENTS WATCHED THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON TELEVISION, THERE WAS SINGING IN THE STREETS, AND GUNFIRE AROUND THE CITY IN CELEBRATION. STRINGER VLADIMIR BILIC FROM SARAJEVO REPORTS. (CROATIAN 11/21)

    BOSNIA ACCORD / ALBANIA REACT -- ALBANIAN PRESIDENT SALI BERISHA WELCOMED THE BOSNIAN PEACE ACCORD, EMPHASIZING THE DECISIVE ROLE OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY, ESPECIALLY THAT OF PRESIDENT CLINTON. PRESIDENT BERISHA EXPRESSED HIS WILLINGNESS TO ALLOW NATO FORCES TO USE ALL ALBANIAN FACILITIES IN THEIR MISSION TO ENFORCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACCORD. STRINGER MERO BAZE REPORTED THAT ALBANIAN PRESIDENT EMPHASIZED THAT THIS STEP OPENS THE WAY FOR EFFORTS TO SOLVE THE KOSOVO ISSUE, WHICH HE ADDED, SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN ALL FORMAL PEACE TALKS ON FORMER YUGOSLAVIA. THE LEADERS OF ALL ALBANIAN POLITICAL PARTIES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN KOSOVO PROVINCE AND THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA CALLED THE ACCORD A MAJOR STEP TOWARD ENDING CONFLICT IN THE BALKANS. THE LEADER OF ALBANIANS IN KOSOVO, DR IBRAHIM RUGOVA, TOLD STRINGER AFERDITA SARACINI KELMENDI THE AGREEMENT SHOULD SERVE AS PRELUDE IN EFFORTS TO SOLVE ALL POLITICAL, ETHNIC, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONFLICT, AND HE CALLED FOR CONTINUED AMERICAN ROLE IN THESE EFFORTS. (ALBANIAN 11/22)

    BOSNIA / PEACE -- REPORTER JOHN PITMAN SPEAKS TO STEVE CAMBONE OF CSIS ABOUT THE PEACE AGREEMENT. HE SAYS THE BOSNIAN MUSLIMS ARE THE BIGGEST LOSERS, AND THEY ACCEPTED THE AGREEMENT BECAUSE THEY HAD NO OTHER OPTION. HE SAYS THE NATO MISSION COULD BE IMPOSSIBLE OR SIMPLE. WHAT DO WE DO IN 1997 WHEN THEY COME HOME? HE BELIEVES FIGHTING WILL SIMPLY FLARE UP AGAIN. (ENP 11/21)

    BOSNIA / PEACE / REACT -- STAFFER IDRISSA FALL INTERVIEWS US CONGRESSMAN JAMES L. OBERSTAR ABOUT HIS REACTION TO THE SIGNING IN DAYTON, OHIO OF THE BALKAN PEACE AGREEMENT. (FRENCH 11/21)

    ALBANIA / FORMER PRESIDENT ALIA -- ALBANIAN MEDIA PUBLISHED A DOCUMENT FOUND IN THE ARCHIVES OF THE FORMER ALBANIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY, WHICH REVEALS THAT LAST COMMUNIST PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY, RAMIZ ALIA, GAVE ORDERS TO SECURITY FORCES TO OPEN FIRE ON DEMONSTRATORS IN TIRANA, WHO TOPPLED THE MONUMENT OF THE DICTATOR ENVER HOXHA IN 1991. THE DOCUMENT ALSO INCLUDES A CONVERSATION BETWEEN PRESIDENT ALIA AND MILITARY OFFICIALS QUOTING MR ALIA CALLING FOR AN ORGANIZED BLOODSHED TO QUELL ALL DEMONSTRATIONS. STRINGER MERO BAZE REPORTS. (ALBANIAN 11/22)

    POLAND ELECTION -- PROFESSOR MARSHALL SHULMAN, THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE HARRIMAN INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PREDICTS THAT THE ELECTION OF ALEXANDER KWASNIEWSKI TO THE POLISH PRESIDENCY WILL NOT NEGATIVELY AFFECT THE CONSIDERATION OF POLAND'S MEMBERSHIP IN NATO. HE WAS INTERVIEWED BY CORRESPONDENT ALEC BATCHAN. (RUSSIAN 11/21)

    POLAND / ELECTIONS -- STAFFER FATIM SIDIBE REPORTS ON THE RECENT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN POLAND AND WHAT THE RESULTS MEAN FOR POLAND AND THE REGION. SHE INTERVIEWED PATRICK MICHEL OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN PARIS AND IGNACIO RAMONET, DIRECTOR OF LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE NEWSPAPER IN PARIS. MR. MICHEL AND MR. RAMONET PROVIDED ANALYSIS OF THE VICTORY OF ALEXANDER KWASNIEVSKI, OVER LECH WALESA, AND DIFFERING VIEWPOINTS AS TO HOW THIS ELECTION WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF POLAND. (FRENCH 11/21)

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    RUSSIA / BUSINESS -- THREE MEMBERS OF A GROUP OF RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AND NGO REPRESENTATIVES STUDYING SMALL BUSINESS IN THE US, DISCUSS WAYS TO ENCOURAGE SMALL BUSINESS IN RUSSIA. THE PARTICIPANTS ARE ALEXANDER LOMAKIN, DIRECTOR OF THE ASTRAKHAN OFFICE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR PROMOTING ECONOMIC REFORM IN RUSSIA, ANDREI DEMIDOW, DIRECTOR OF THE REGIONAL AGENCY FOR PROMOTING BUSINESS IN TOGLIATTI, GALINA SKVORTSOVA, DIRECTOR OF THE YOUNG CITIES PROGRAM, AND STAFFER NATALIE CLARKSON. (RUSSIAN 11/21)

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    MEXICAN NATIONALITY / CONTROVERSY -- A DOUBLE NATIONALITY STATUS FOR MEXICAN CITIZENS PRESENTLY DEBATED AT THE CONGRESS IN MEXICO CAUSED A CONTROVERSY IN LOS ANGELES. HECTOR VELAZQUEZ MEJIA REPORTS. (SPANISH 11/21)

    NICARAGUA / TELECOMMUNICATION STRIKE -- WORKERS OF THE STATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY AND POSTAL SERVICE BEGAN A STRIKE PROTESTING THE SALE OF THE FIRM TO FOREIGN CONCERNS. STRINGER OSWALDO BONILLA REPORTS FROM MANAGUA. (SPANISH 11/21) 22-Nov-95 5:35 PM EST (2235 UTC)
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