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Voice of America Digest, 28 November 1995

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

Voice of America Directory

CONTENTS

  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 28, 1995


  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 28, 1995

    DATE=11/28/95
    TYPE=ADVISORY
    CONTENT=

    VOA DIGEST - 11/28/95

    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:

    US / RUSSIA / BOSNIA -- US DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM PERRY AND HIS RUSSIAN COUNTERPART, PAVEL GRACHEV, HAVE REACHED AN ACCORD CLEARING THE WAY FOR RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT IN BOSNIAN PEACEKEEPING. THE DEAL IN BRUSSELS CAME AS NATO DEFENSE MINISTERS PUT FINAL TOUCHES ON THEIR PLAN FOR A SIXTY THOUSAND MEMBER PEACE IMPLEMENTATION FORCE. CORRESPONDENT DAVID GOLLUST REPORTS FROM NATO HEADQUARTERS. (11/28)

    BOSNIA / PUBLIC OPINION -- THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS CALLED THE WHITE HOUSE SHORTLY AFTER PRESIDENT CLINTON APPEALED TO THE NATION MONDAY NIGHT TO SUPPORT HIS PLANS TO SEND TWENTY THOUSAND US PEACEKEEPING TROOPS TO BOSNIA. THE CALLS INDICATE AMERICANS ARE STILL SHARPLY DIVIDED OVER THE MISSION, DESPITE MR CLINTON'S EFFORT TO CONVINCE THEM IT IS IN THE US INTEREST. ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ACKNOWLEDGE THE PRESIDENT HAS MORE WORK TO DO TO WIN THE PUBLIC'S SUPPORT. WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS. (11/28)

    BOSNIA / SERBS -- THE YUGOSLAV GOVERNMENT HAS JOINED THE UNITED STATES IN REJECTING BOSNIAN SERB DEMANDS FOR CHANGES IN THE NEW PEACE AGREEMENT FOR BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. A SENIOR BOSNIAN SERB OFFICIAL, WHO COULD REPLACE HARD-LINE SERB LEADER RADOVAN KARADZIC, HAS ALSO PRAISED THE AGREEMENT. CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY REPORTS. (11/27)

    US / MIDEAST -- SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER IS SENDING MIDDLE EAST NEGOTIATOR DENNIS ROSS TO JERUSALEM AND DAMASCUS NEXT WEEK TO SEE IF A NEW AMERICAN MEDIATION EFFORT WILL BE WORTHWHILE. SYRIA AND ISRAEL BROKE OFF DIRECT MILITARY TALKS LAST JUNE CONCERNING AN ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL FROM THE GOLAN HEIGHTS. HOWEVER, AT A CONFERENCE IN BARCELONA MONDAY, FOREIGN MINISTERS FROM ISRAEL AND SYRIA EXPRESSED RENEWED WILLINGNESS TO MAKE PEACE. CORRESPONDENT RON PEMSTEIN REPORTS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT. (11/28)

    CLINTON / IRELAND -- PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ARRIVES IN LONDON WEDNESDAY,FOR TALKS WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER JOHN MAJOR. LATER IN THE WEEK, HE TRAVELS TO NORTHERN IRELAND AND IRELAND. IN DUBLIN, CORRESPONDENT ANDRE DE NESNERA SPOKE TO IRISH GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND OPPOSITION POLITICIANS TO ASSESS PRESIDENT CLINTON'S COMING VISIT. (11/28)

    RUSSIA / YELTSIN -- RUSSIAN PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM A HOSPITAL AFTER A MONTH OF TREATMENT FOR A HEART PROBLEM. CORRESPONDENT PETER COLLINS REPORTS FROM MOSCOW THAT MR YELTSIN WILL CONTINUE HIS RECOVERY IN A SANATORIUM OUTSIDE THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL. (11/27)

    IRAQ / KURDS -- ONE OF THE MAIN KURDISH FACTIONS IN NORTHERN IRAQ SAYS THE US SPONSORED PEACE TALKS ARE BEGINNING TO YIELD RESULTS IN EFFORTS TO END MORE THAN TWO YEARS OF FIGHTING. STRINGER AMBERIN ZAMAN REPORTS FROM ANKARA. (11/27)

    EGYPT ELECTIONS -- EGYPT HOLDS ELECTIONS ON WEDNESDAY TO FILL FOUR HUNDRED FORTY FOUR SEATS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. OPPOSITION PARTIES, WHICH BOYCOTTED THE 1990 VOTE, ARE PARTICIPATING WITH LITTLE HOPE OF UPSETTING THE RULING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY. AMONG THE FOUR THOUSAND CANDIDATES SOME 150 ISLAMISTS ARE ALSO RUNNING UNDER OPPOSITION PARTY BANNERS OR AS INDEPENDENTS. CORRESPONDENT LAURIE KASSMAN VISITED THE SOUTHERN TOWNS OF MALAWI AND ASSIUT TO REVIEW THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST A BACKDROP OF EXTREMIST VIOLENCE AND SECURITY CRACKDOWN. (11/27)

    ALGERIA / NEW PRESIDENT -- ALGERIA'S NEW PRESIDENT RETIRED GENERAL LIAMINE ZEROUAL WAS SWORN IN MONDAY AND PLEDGED TO PUSH THE COUNTRY TOWARD NATIONAL RECONCILIATION. BUT MIDDLE EAST CORRESPONDENT LAURIE KASSMAN REPORTS THE NEW ALGERIAN LEADER STOPPED SHORT OF COMMITTING HIMSELF TO A DATE FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS OR FOR A DIALOGUE WITH THE OUTLAWED ISLAMIC SALVATION FRONT. (11/27)

    ISRAEL / RABBIS -- ISRAELI POLICE QUESTIONED TWO RABBIS FOR A SECOND DAY ON SUSPICION THEY INCITED THE YOUNG JEWISH MAN WHO ASSASSINATED YITZHAK RABIN. THE RABBIS WERE RELEASED, ONE ON BAIL, THE OTHER UNCONDITIONALLY. BUT POLICE SAY MORE RABBIS MIGHT BE QUESTIONED, SOME OF THE ALLEGED ACCOMPLICES IN THE MURDER HAVE REFERRED TO THE EXISTENCE OF A RELIGIOUS RULING CALLING FOR MR. RABIN TO BE KILLED. CORRESPONDENT AL PESSIN LOOKS AT THE ISSUE IN THIS BACKGROUND REPORT. (11/27)

    CHINA / TIBET -- CHINESE AUTHORITIES ARE EXPECTED SOON TO SELECT A RIVAL FOR THE SECOND RANKING TIBETAN SPIRITUAL LEADER, THE PANCHEN LAMA, WHO DIED IN 1989. CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE HO REPORTS, THE CHINESE ARE PREPARING TO CARRY OUT AN ARCANE CEREMONY, FULL OF REFERENCES TO A CHINESE IMPERIAL AUTHORITY THAT NO LONGER EXISTS. (11/27)

    SWISS / CONVICTION -- A PROVINCIAL COURT IN SWITZERLAND IS EXPECTED TO RULE THIS WEEK ON A BID TO OVERTURN THE 1940 CONVICTION OF A POLICE CAPTAIN, DISMISSED FROM HIS POST FOR HELPING JEWS ESCAPE NAZI-CONTROLLED EUROPE. CORRESPONDENT DOUGLAS ROBERTS REPORTS FROM GENEVA. (11/27)

    FRANCE / STRIKE -- FRANCE FACES A WEEK OF TRANSPORT CHAOS AND STRIKES, AS PUBLIC SERVICE WORKERS CONTINUE TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST PROPOSED REFORM OF THE COUNTRY'S WELFARE SYSTEM. STRINGER JULIAN NUNDY REPORTS FROM PARIS. (11/27)

    IVORY COAST / ELECTION -- PROVISIONAL RESULTS FROM IVORY COAST'S PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION INDICATE THE RULING DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS MAINTAINED A MAJORITY IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. CORRESPONDENT PURNELL MURDOCK REPORTS ON RESULTS OF THE COUNTRY'S SECOND MULTIPARTY GENERAL ELECTION SINCE IVORY COAST WON INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE IN 1960. (11/27)

    HAITI / BOAT PEOPLE -- THE US COAST GUARD IS TRANSPORTING MORE THAN 500-HAITIANS TO PORT-AU-PRINCE AFTER INTERCEPTING THEIR BOAT AT SEA ON SUNDAY. CORRESPONDENT JIM TEEPLE REPORTS THE NUMBER OF HAITIANS ATTEMPTING TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY IN THE PAST WEEK. (11/27)

    IRISH PEACE PROCESS -- SENIOR IRISH AND BRITISH OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO BREAK THE STALEMATE IN THE NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS, A FEW DAYS BEFORE PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON TRAVELS TO LONDON, BELFAST, AND DUBLIN. IN THIS BACKGROUND REPORT FROM DUBLIN, CORRESPONDENT ANDRE DE NESNERA LOOKS AT THE OUTSTANDING ISSUES FACING ALL OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE SEARCH FOR A LASTING PEACE IN NORTHERN IRELAND. (11/27)

    SVEN BIRKERTS / CYBERSPACE -- AUTHOR, PROFESSOR, AND LITERARY CRITIC SVEN BIRKERTS HATES COMPUTERS. IN A SERIES OF ESSAYS WHICH MAKE UP HIS NEW BOOK, "THE GUTENBERG ELEGIES," HE ARGUES THAT THE SPEED OF CHANGE IN CYBERSPACE TECHNOLOGY IS THREATENING OUR CULTURE'S DESIRE AND USE FOR THE PRINTED WORD. CURRENT AFFAIRS' ROBIN RUPLI INTERVIEWS THE AUTHOR. (11/28)

    WISCONSIN / YERKES OBSERVATORY -- CURRENT AFFAIRS' KEMING KUO VISITED YERKES OBSERVATORY, WHICH HOUSES THE WORLD'S LARGEST REFRACTING TELESCOPE. HE REPORTS THAT, AS IT NEARS ITS 100TH YEAR OF OPERATION, IT'S STILL THE SITE OF IMPORTANT ASTRONOMY RESEARCH. (11/28)

    AFRICA'S BUG MAN -- CURRENT AFFAIRS' ROB SIVAK DESCRIBES NEW EFFORTS TO BUILD COMMERCIAL-SCALE SILKWORM AND BEEKEEPING INDUSTRIES IN AFRICA, BEING SPEARHEADED BY SWISS ENTOMOLOGIST HANS HERREN, THE 1995 WORLD FOOD PRIZE WINNER AND DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR INSECT PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (ICIPE) IN NAIROBI, KENYA. (11/28)

    WORLD AIDS DAY -- CURRENT AFFAIRS' JESSICA BERMAN HAS A REPORT ON THE STATUS OF AIDS RESEARCH, BASED ON HER INTERVIEW WITH AIDS RESEARCHER ANTHONY FAUCI ON NEW MEDICATIONS. (11/28)

    POPULAR CULTURE HERE TO STAY -- CURRENT AFFAIRS' ZLATICA HOKE REPORTS THAT POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE IS MORE WIDELY AVAILABLE AROUND THE WORLD THAN EVER BEFORE, AND TWO PROFESSORS SAY IT IS UP THE INDIVIDUALS TO DECIDE HOW TO APPROACH IT. (11/28)

    HANS HERREN / WORLD FOOD PRIZE -- CURRENT AFFAIRS' ROB SIVAK HAS A REPORT ON HANS HERREN, WHO JUST WON THE 1995 WORLD FOOD PRIZE, AND HIS PLANS FOR TEACHING SUSTAINABLE BEE AND SILKWORM FARMING TO AFRICAN FARMERS. (11/28)

    VOA REPORTS IN INDIVIDUAL LANGUAGES:

    INSIDE USA:

    TALK TO AMERICA / ANNIVERSARY -- ONE YEAR, 260 PROGRAMS AND ALMOST 22 HUNDRED CALLS HAVE GONE BY SINCE VOA'S 'TALK TO AMERICA' PREMIERED ON THIS DATE LAST YEAR. STAFFERS BARBARA KLEIN, MEREDITH BUEL AND DIRECTOR COWAN WELCOME LISTENERS TO JOIN THEM IN THE CELEBRATION, AS THEY ACCEPT CALLS, COMMENTS, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE SHOW IN A DAY OF OPEN PHONES. (ENGLISH 11/28)

    FARSI COMPUTER PROGRAM -- COMPUTER EXPERT DR SAID BOZORGI NESBAT TALKS WITH STRINGER SETAREH SIEG ABOUT APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY TO INDUSTRY AND OTHER FIELDS. ONE OF THE SUBJECTS HE COVERS IS COMPUTER IMAGING IN THE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY. HE ALSO RESPONDS TO LISTENER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INTERNET. (FARSI 11/28)

    CHINA / VIETNAM / CUBA / MEETINGS -- REPORTER SUSAN YACKEE SPEAKS WITH THOMAS BERNSTEIN, PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, ABOUT THE VISITS BY TOP VIETNAMESE AND CUBAN OFFICIALS TO CHINA. MR BERNSTEIN BELIEVES THE SINO-VIETNAMESE RELATIONSHIP IS THE MORE SIGNIFICANT. HE SAYS THE CUBANS VISIT IS MORE FOR SHOW THAN FOR SUBSTANCE. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/27)

    LEADING IRANIAN WOMEN -- STAFFER FARAH JAHANGIRI INTERVIEWS JOURNALIST MANSOUREH PIRNIA ON HER NEW BOOK ABOUT LEADING IRANIAN WOMEN. PUBLISHED IN THE US, THE BOOK DEALS WITH SUCCESSFUL IRANIAN WOMEN BEFORE AND AFTER THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION AS WELL AS THE WOMEN OF TODAY, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE IRAN. (FARSI 11/28)

    JUSTICE / FORMER COMMUNIST COUNTRIES -- LEGAL EXPERT DINA KAMINSKAYA ATTENDED THE RECENT WASHINGTON CONFERENCE ON JUSTICE IN FORMER COMMUNIST COUNTRIES AND REPORTED ON IT IN THE RULE OF LAW SERIES. FOUR US SUPREME COURT JUSTICES WERE AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS. (RUSSIAN 11/27)

    FLORIDA / TOMATO WAR -- FLORIDA'S TOMATO PLANTERS ASKED THE US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO IMPOSE QUOTAS ON IMPORTS OF MEXICAN TOMATOES, ALLEGING DUMPING PRACTICES BY FOREIGN EXPORTERS. CORRESPONDENT JORGE WEHBY REPORTS. (SPANISH 11/27)

    IRANIAN DEMONSTRATION / LA -- STAFFER MOHAMMAD RAZAVI REPORTS ON A DEMONSTRATION BY MEMBERS OF THE LA IRANIAN COMMUNITY TO PROTEST THE POSSIBLE DEPORTATION OF A NUMBER OF IRANIAN REFUGEES BY THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT. (FARSI 11/24)

    THANKSGIVING / HOMELESS / LA -- STAFFER MOHAMMAD RAZAVI ATTENDED A THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR SOME HOMELESS RESIDENTS BY THE FRED JORDAN MISSION. THE REPORT INCLUDES AN INTERVIEW WITH MISSION PRESIDENT, MS WILLIE JORDAN. (FARSI 11/27)

    LITERATURE / IRAN -- A TWO-PART INTERVIEW BY LOS ANGELES STAFFER MOHAMMAD RAZAVI WITH IRANIAN WRITER MOHAMMAD MOKHTARI, WHO IS VISITING THE US AND CANADA. MOKHTARI TALKED ABOUT CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN LITERATURE. (FARSI 11/22, 11/23)

    EVERGREEN INDIAN STAR -- DEV ANAND, WHO RULED AS A TOP STAR OF INDIAN FILMS FOR MORE THAN TWENTY FIVE YEARS, HAS STAGED A COMEBACK AS AN ACTOR AND FILM MAKER AND HIS MOVIES HAVE PROVEN TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE BOX OFFICE. MR ANAND IS CURRENTLY TOURING THE US TO LAUNCH HIS NEW FILM. HE WAS INTERVIEWED BY STRINGER AMBALIKA MISRA IN NEW YORK. (HINDI 11/26)

    TRUMPETER / RAHMLEE MICHAEL DAVIS -- ARTIST RAHMLEE MICHAEL DAVIS SERVED AS THE LEAD TRUMPETER OF THE GROUP 'EARTH WIND & FIRE.' HE ALSO PLAYED WITH PHIL COLLINS AND THE PHOENIX HORNS, BEFORE EMBARKING ON A SOLO CAREER OF COMPOSING, ARRANGING, AND PRODUCING HIS OWN COMPOSITIONS. REPORTER RITA ROCHELLE INTERVIEWS HIM ABOUT HIS LATEST CD, "SOULJAZZ." (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    OBIT / JR WALKER -- VETERAN MOTOWN RECORDING STAR JUNIOR WALKER HAS DIED OF CANCER AT THE AGE OF 53. ALTHOUGH HE CAME TO FAME DURING THE 1960S, HIS MUSIC IS STILL HEARD ON DANCEFLOORS, IN MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS, AND RADIO STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. STAFFER VERLA WILEY REPORTS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    GARTH BROOKS AT VOA -- STAFFER ZHANNA KOVALEV TALKS TO COUNTRY SINGER GARTH BROOKS ABOUT THE CREATION OF HIS NEW CD 'FRESH HORSES.' (RUSSIAN 11/27)

    EURO-MED CONFERENCE -- A CONFERENCE IS UNDERWAY IN BARCELONA, SPAIN OF DELEGATES FROM FIFTEEN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND THEIR COUNTERPARTS FROM ELEVEN COUNTRIES BORDERING THE MEDITERRANEAN. ON THE AGENDA: WAYS TO ENHANCE TRADE IN AND ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND THE CREATION OF A LARGE FREE TRADE ZONE BY THE YEAR 2010. STAFFER JEAN-CLAUDE ANDRE INTERVIEWS PETER RASHISH, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE EURO-AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN WASHINGTON. (FRENCH 11/27)

    BUSINESS / DATABASE -- STAFFER ELIZABETH MONNAC INTERVIEWS PHILIPPE GASQUET, PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA. THE TALK ABOUT HOW INFORMATION-BASED SYSTEMS CAN ENHANCE BUSINESS AS PART OF A FRANCOPHONE WORKSHOP ON MANAGEMENT FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. (FRENCH 11/27)

    INSIDE AFRICA:

    CAIRO SUMMIT / REACTION -- AMONG THOSE WATCHING THE CAIRO SUMMIT ON RWANDA AND BURUNDI IS CLAVER KANYARUSHOKI, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE RALLY FOR THE RETURN OF REFUGEES AND DEMOCRACY IN RWANDA IN PARIS. HE SPOKE TO REPORTER JOE DECAPUA. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    KENYA / RWANDAN ROUNDUP -- THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE RECENT CRACKDOWN ON RWANDAN REFUGEES IS ALSO CONNECTED TO THE LARGE INFLUX OF WEAPONS INTO KENYA. THE GOVERNMENT SUSPECTS THAT RWANDAN REFUGEES BROUGHT THE WEAPONS INTO KENYA WHICH ARE NOW BEING USED IN ATTACKS ON FOREIGN DIPLOMATS IN KENYA. STRINGER MG JOEL REPORTS FROM NAIROBI. (SWAHILI 11/28)

    RWANDA / FORMER PM / CHARGES -- IN BRUSSELS, RWANDA'S FORMER PRIME MINISTER FAUSTIN TWAGIRAMUNGU ACCUSED THE RWANDAN FPR GOVERNMENT OF ALLEGEDLY KILLING MORE THAN 250,000 HUTUS SINCE ITS TAKEOVER SOME 16 MONTHS AGO. THE ALLEGATIONS OF MASSACRES WERE DENIED BY THE KIGALI GOVERNMENT. STAFFER IDRISSA SEYDOU DIA INTERVIEWED MR TWAGIRAMUNGU AND ASKED HIM WHY HE DECIDED TO DENOUNCE THE ALLEGED MASSACRES NOW AND NOT AT THE TIME WHEN HE WAS PART OF THE RWANDAN GOVERNMENT. (FRENCH 11/27)

    RWANDA / TWAGIRAMUNGU -- FORMER PRIME MINISTER FAUSTIN TWAGIRAMUNGU SAYS HE HAS IRREFUTABLE PROOF THAT THE TUTSI-LED RWANDAN ARMY HAS KILLED UP TO 250-THOUSAND RWANDANS INSIDE THE COUNTRY. HE SPOKE TO REPORTER CATHERINE MADDUX (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/27)

    TANZANIA POLITICS / NEW CABINET -- PRESIDENT MKAPA HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW CABINET. SEVERAL FORMERLY PROMINENT POLITICIANS ARE OUT OF THE CABINET, AMONG THEM TWO FORMER PRIME MINISTERS, CLEOPA MSUYA AND JOHN MALECHELA. SEVERAL NEW PERSONS HAVE BEEN NAMED TO THE CABINET. SWAHILI STRINGER PASCAL SHIJA REPORTS. (SWAHILI 11/28)

    TANZANIA / CORRUPTION -- TANZANIA'S NEWLY-APPOINTED PRIME MINISTER, FREDERICH SUMAYE, PROMISES TO FIGHT CORRUPTION. REPORTER RICHARD KOTEY SPOKE WITH A TANZANIAN POLITICAL ANALYST, AHMED RAJAB, FROM LONDON. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    GHANA / BUTROS GHALI -- UN SECRETARY GENERAL BUTROS BUTROS GHALI IS IN GHANA ON A FOUR DAY OFFICIAL VISIT. STRINGER ABDULMALIK DANBIRNI REPORTS THAT THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL COMMENDED GHANA'S EFFORT IN FINDING SOLUTIONS TO LIBERIA'S CRITICAL POLITICAL PROBLEMS. HE SAID THE UNITED NATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO TO SUPPORT ECOMOG'S PEACE KEEPING MISSION IN LIBERIA. (HAUSA 11/27)

    ETHIOPIA / CHEMICAL WEAPONS BAN -- A REGIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE ETHIOPIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION WAS HELD RECENTLY IN ADDIS ABABA. ALONG THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING, REPRESENTATIVES OF OAU, ECA, AND UNDP ALSO ATTENDED. STRINGER TAFESSE KIFLE REPORTS. (AMHARIC 11/27)

    ETHIOPIA / TRIAL -- THE CASE OF FORMER ETHIOPIAN OFFICIALS INCLUDING DICTATOR MENGISTU HAILE MARIAM HAS BEEN HEARD BY THE HIGH COURT IN ADDIS ABABA. THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR WAS ORDERED TO PRESENT HIS EVIDENCE STARTING FEBRUARY 13, 1996. STRINGER TAFESSE KIFLE REPORTS FROM ADDIS ABABA. (AMHARIC 11/28)

    COTONOU / BUSINESS FORUM -- COTONOU, BENIN HOSTED A FORUM FOR FRANCOPHONE BUSINESS LEADERS WHERE DELEGATES MET TO DISCUSS WAYS TO PROMOTE BUSINESS VENTURES BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR. STAFFER JEAN-CLAUDE ANDRE INTERVIEWS WASSI HOUFTAOU, PRESIDENT OF THE BENIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. (FRENCH 11/27)

    UGANDA / DOCTORS -- UGANDAN DOCTORS HAVE POSTPONED THEIR STRIKE UNTIL NEXT YEAR WHILE THEY CONSIDER THE GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO THEIR DEMANDS. SWAHILI STRINGER MIKE ARERENG REPORTS FROM UGANDA. (SWAHILI 11/28)

    SAO TOME / CANDIDATE -- SAO TOME'S PRIME MINISTER, CARLOS DA GRACA ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD NEXT YEAR. STAFFER OVIDIO PEQUENO REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/28)

    USA / SAO TOME -- US DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS, WILLIAM TWADELL RECENTLY VISITED SAO TOME. IN A INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER OVIDIO PEQUENO, HE TALKS ABOUT THE POLITICAL SITUATION, THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND CORRUPTION AND THE HELP THE SAO TOMEAN AUTHORITIES NEED FOR THE ELECTORAL PROCESS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/28)

    CAPE VERDE / CAMPAIGN -- THE ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE VERDE HAS BECOME THE CENTER OF A CAMPAIGN CONTROVERSY BY DEMANDING THAT POLITICAL PARTIES AND THEIR LEADERS WHO HAVE BEEN USING PROFANITY, SHOULD BE PUNISHED. STAFFER NELSON HERBERT REPORTS REACTIONS FROM THE RULING PARTY AND THE OPPOSITION. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/28)

    ANGOLA / CRIMES -- RISING CRIME AND LAWLESSNESS ARE A SERIOUS CONCERN IN ANGOLA, ESPECIALLY IN THE CAPITAL, LUANDA. STRINGER VICTOR SILVA LOOKS AT THE PROBLEM IN A REPORT FROM THE CAPITAL. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/28)

    ANGOLA / QUARTERING -- THE UN SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO ANGOLA, ALIOUNE BLONDINE BEYE MET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND UNITA REBELS TO DISCUSS THE ENCAMPMENT OF UNITA'S TROOPS. EVEN THOUGH THE QUARTERING STARTED ON NOVEMBER 20TH, THE NUMBER OF SOLDIERS INVOLVED IS LESS THAN EXPECTED. STAFFER LUIS COSTA REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/28)

    UN / WORLD HUNGER -- GRASSROOT GROUPS RECENTLY MET WITH INTERNATIONAL DONORS TO SHARE THEIR IDEAS ON WORLD HUNGER. REPORTER RODRICK MURRAY INTERVIEWS THE DIRECTOR OF THE RESOURCE STRATEGY DEPARTMENT OF THE THE UN INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, BAHMAN MANSURI. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    ALGERIAN ELECTIONS -- STRINGER SETAREH SIEG INTERVIEWS PARIS-BASED IRANIAN JOURNALIST, AMIR TAHERI, ABOUT THE RECENT ALGERIAN ELECTIONS. MR TAHERI SAID HE WAS NOT SURPRISED BY THE OUTCOME, BUT THAT HE HAD NOT EXPECTED SUCH LARGE NUMBER OF VOTER TURNOUT. TAHERI DOUBTS WHETHER THE ELECTION RESULTS WILL REDUCE ISLAMIST TERRORIST ACTS, BUT HE SEES THEM AS A SETBACK TO MUSLIM EXTREMISTS IN THE REGION. (FARSI 11/26)

    INSIDE MIDEAST:

    AFGHANISTAN / WOMEN AND REFUGEES -- REPORTER SUSAN CLARK SPEAKS WITH MARY ANNE SCHWALBE OF THE WOMEN'S COMMISSION FOR REFUGEE WOMEN AND CHILDREN. INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE AND RESCUE OPERATIONS ARE FINDING THAT SOME AFGHANS, PARTICULARLY TALIBAN, ARE SEVERELY LIMITING INTERNATIONAL RESCUE EFFORTS BY REFUSING TO INCLUDE WOMEN IN PLANNING MEETINGS, FORBIDDING FEMALE STAFF MEMBERS TO COME TO WORK, AND FORBIDDING PROGRAMS THAT GENERATE INCOME FOR WOMEN- (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/27)

    AFGHANISTAN / UN -- THE HEAD OF THE UN PEACE MISSION TO AFGHANISTAN MAHMOUD MESTIRI LEFT ISLAMABAD FOR NEW YORK TO REPORT TO UN SECRETARY GENERAL BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI. STRINGER ABDUL HAI WARSHAN REPORTS THAT AMBASSADOR MESTIRI WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE UNGA DEBATE ON AFGHANISTAN EARLY NEXT MONTH. (DARI, PASHTO 11/28)

    INSIDE CENTRAL ASIA:

    CHINESE RULE / XINJIANG REGION -- ARIF SARKARIY, A RUSSIAN EDUCATED UIGHUR ENTREPRENEUR WHO RESIDES IN MOSCOW, DISCUSSES HIS RECENT TRIP TO XINJIANG-UIGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION OF CHINA WITH STAFFER RANO HABIB. HE SAID CHINESE AUTHORITIES HAVE BANNED TWO WELL-DOCUMENTED UIGHUR HISTORY BOOKS ON HANS AND UIGHURS BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT TRANSLATED FIRST INTO THE CHINESE LANGUAGE. THOSE BOOKS WERE PUBLISHED BY A LOCAL PUBLISHING HOUSE IN THE REGION. (UZBEK 11/28)

    INSIDE SOUTH ASIA:

    PAKISTAN / AFGHAN -- PAKISTAN HAS EXPELLED THE REPRESENTATIVE OF AN AFGHAN POLITICAL GROUP THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT BURHANUDDIN RABBANI. STRINGER ABDUL HAI WARSHAN REPORTS FROM PESHAWAR THAT GHULAM ALI SAREM, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AKBARI FACTION OF WAHDAT PARTY WAS QUESTIONED BY PAKISTANI SECURITY AND THEN HE WAS EXPELLED TO AFGHANISTAN. THE DEPORTATION COMES AT A TIME WHEN RELATIONS BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND PRESIDENT RABBANI'S GOVERNMENT ARE AT THEIR LOWEST POINT. (DARI, PASHTO 11/28)

    INDIA / SYRIA -- INDIA'S EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER, PRANAB MUKHERJEE IS IN SYRIA FOR TALKS PRESIDENT ASSAD ALONG WITH OTHER OFFICIALS. STRINGER KL NANDAN REPORTS THAT MR MUKHERJEE IS EXPECTED TO CONVEY INDIA'S DESIRE FOR A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT BETWEEN SYRIA AND ISRAEL. (HINDI 11/27)

    KFC / INDIA -- KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN WAS ORDERED TO CLOSE ITS NEW DELHI RESTAURANT BECAUSE OF HIGH PERCENTAGE OF SODIUM AMMONIUM PHOSPHATE. A HEARING ON THE MATTER IN DELHI HIGH COURT WAS POSTPONED FOR A FEW DAYS. STRINGER KRANTI INTERVIEWS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF KFC'S INDIAN OPERATIONS. (HINDI 11/25)

    INDIA / LAST PARLIAMENT SESSION -- THE WINTER SESSION OF INDIA'S PARLIAMENT STARTED WITH A HEAVY AGENDA OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DECISIONS AHEAD. HINDI STRINGER FROM NEW DELHI REPORTS THIS MAY BE THE LAST SESSION FOR THIS PARLIAMENT BECAUSE NATIONAL ELECTIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE HELD IN THE EARLY PART OF 1996. (HINDI 11/27)

    AGHA KHAN / ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS -- STAFFER KATAYOUN BEGLARI REPORTS FROM DJAKARTA, INDONESIA, ON THE DESIGNS AND DESIGNERS NOMINATED FOR THE AGHA KHAN AWARDS. AMONG THE NOMINEES ARE ARCHITECTS FROM INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND BURMA. (FARSI 11/24, 11/26)

    INSIDE EAST ASIA:

    CHINA / MILITARY EXERCISE / REACTION -- POLITICAL ANALYSTS BELIEVE CHINA'S LATEST MILITARY EXERCISE IN COASTAL FUJIAN PROVINCE WAS MUCH LARGER IN SCALE THAN PREVIOUS EXERCISES. THEY PREDICT THAT MAINLAND CHINA WILL STAGE MORE MILITARY EXERCISES BEFORE TAIWAN'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION NEXT MARCH IN ORDER TO DETER THE ISLAND'S INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT. STAFFER ZHANG NAN INTERVIEWS WILLY WO-LAP LAM OF THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. (MANDARIN 11/28)

    WEI JINGSHENG / OVERSEAS CHINESE ANGERED -- CHARGES AGAINST WEI JINGSHENG, CHINA'S MOST PROMINENT PRO-DEMOCRACY DISSIDENT, HAVE DRAWN MEDIA ATTENTION AND HAVE PROMPTED OUTRAGE AMONG OVERSEAS CHINESE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT GROUPS, STAFFER KUO-FU SHU REPORTS FROM LOS ANGELES. INTERVIEWS WITH WU ZHIWEI, PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG FORUM, AND XU BANGTAI, PRESIDENT OF ALLIANCE FOR A DEMOCRATIC CHINA. (MANDARIN 11/28)

    CHINA / DALAI LAMA -- CHINA CONTINUES TO ATTACK THE DALAI LAMA AS BEING A TOOL OF INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CHINA FORCES AND A THREAT TO CHINESE UNITY. A WELL-INFORMED TIBETAN ANALYST SAID THAT DURING THE RECENT CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE REINCARNATION OF THE PANCHEN LAMA, CHINA RAISED THE LEVEL OF ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE DALAI LAMA, OPENLY LABELING HIM AS A BIG ENEMY. CHINA HAS FORMALLY REJECTED THE DALAI LAMA'S CHOICE OF THE REINCARNATION OF THE PANCHEN LAMA. STAFFER WANG ZE INTERVIEWS JIGME NAGPO, INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR TIBET. (MANDARIN 11/28)

    PHILIPPINES / INDONESIA -- JAKARTA REPORTER YENNI DJAHIDIN REPORTS ON THE OPENING OF TALKS BETWEEN THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT AND THE REBEL MORO NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (MNLF). (INDONESIAN 11/27)

    NORTH / SOUTH KOREA -- SOUTH KOREAN MINISTERS, MEETING TO DISCUSS NATIONAL UNIFICATION ISSUES, SAY NORTH KOREA'S TRADE DEFICIT INCREASED BY 59 PERCENT THIS YEAR AND ITS GRAIN PRODUCTION FELL MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION TONS SHORT OF DEMAND. THEY SAID THESE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, TOGETHER WITH THE DELAY OF KIM JONG IL'S FORMAL ASSUMPTION OF POWER, COULD CREATE SOCIAL PROBLEMS FOR PYONGYANG, AND CALLED FOR TIGHTER NATIONAL SECURITY MEASURES. CORRESPONDENT YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 11/28)

    JAPAN / US / DEFENSE PACT -- THE GOVERNOR OF OKINAWA REPORTEDLY URGED PRIME MINISTER MURAYAMA TO ASK THE US NOT TO EXPAND THE OPERATIONAL SCOPE OF AMERICAN FORCES IN JAPAN BEYOND THE TERRITORY OF ASIA. STRINGER TAE SOO KIM REPORTS THAT THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER REPORTEDLY PROMISED TO CONVEY THE MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT CLINTON AT THE FORTHCOMING SUMMIT. (KOREAN 11/28)

    HONG KONG PROMISED PRESS FREEDOM -- ZHANG JUNSHENG, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF XINHUA NEWS AGENCY IN HONG KONG PREDICTS THAT HONG KONG WILL ENJOY THE SAME, OR EVEN MORE PRESS FREEDOM AFTER 1997. BUT IN THE SAME BREATH HE PARROTED DENG XIAOPING'S THREE PRINCIPLES THAT: PEOPLE MUST BE PATRIOTIC, MUST ACCEPT CHINESE SOVEREIGNTY, AND NOT DO ANYTHING THAT WILL HURT THE PROSPERITY OF HONG KONG. STRINGER LAWRENCE NG INTERVIEWS TO YIU-MING, LECTURER, BAPTIST COLLEGE; EMILY LAU, LEGCO MEMBER, FORMER JOURNALIST, AND JOSEPH CHENG, CITY UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR. (CANTONESE 11/28)

    INSIDE EUROPE:

    NATO / BOSNIA -- MILITARY OFFICIALS OF NATO COUNTRIES SAID THAT THEY HAVE STARTED THE FINAL PHASE OF THE PLAN TO SEND SIXTY THOUSAND SOLDIERS TO BOSNIA. NATO FOREIGN MINISTERS ARE EXPECTED TO ISSUE AN ORDER FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DAYTON AGREEMENT IN ABOUT A WEEK. STRINGER DRAGAN BLAGOJEVIC REPORTS FROM BRUSSELS. (SERBIAN 11/27)

    SERBS / SARAJEVO -- BOSNIAN SERB MEDIA REPORT THAT THE SERBIAN POPULATION IN SARAJEVO IS UNHAPPY WITH A PROVISION OF THE DAYTON PEACE PLAN WHICH PUTS THE CAPITAL UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE BOSNIAN-CROAT FEDERATION. AT THE SAME TIME, A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES BELIEVES THE MAJORITY OF SERBS WILL LEAVE THE AREA. STRINGER BORO KONTIC REPORTS. (SERBIAN 11/27)

    SARAJEVO SERBS / UN -- THE MAJORITY OF SERBS LIVING IN SARAJEVO AREAS THAT WILL REVERT TO GOVERNMENT CONTROL ACCORDING TO THE DAYTON AGREEMENT, WILL LEAVE SARAJEVO, ACCORDING TO CHRIS JANOWSKI, UNHCR SPOKESMAN IN SARAJEVO. THEY WOULD PROBABLY RETURN WHEN THEY ARE CONVINCED THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA WILL NOT RETALIATE. STRINGER VLADIMIR BILIC REPORTS. (CROATIAN 11/27)

    SACIRBEY / ZAGREB -- BOSNIAN FOREIGN MINISTER M. SACIRBEY HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE IN CROATIAN CAPITAL, EXPRESSING SOME UNHAPPINESS WITH THE DAYTON PEACE ACCORD. HOWEVER, HE BELIEVES THAT THE BOSNIAN SERBS WILL JOIN IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT. STRINGER STEVICA SUSA REPORTS FORM ZAGREB. (SERBIAN 11/27)

    YUGOSLAVIA / BOSNIA -- OFFICIALS OF THE YUGOSLAV FEDERATION HAVE RESTATED THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF THE DAYTON PEACE ACCORD ON BOSNIA. AT THE SAME TIME, THEY WARNED AGAINST ANY ATTEMPTS TO SABOTAGE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT. STRINGER MILICA KUBUROVIC REPORTS FROM BELGRADE. (SERBIAN 11/27)

    POSAVINA REFUGEES / REACTIONS -- CROATIAN REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS FROM POSAVINA CLAIM THAT THE DAYTON PEACE ACCORD HAS SOLD OUT THE POSAVINA REGION TO THE BOSNIAN SERBS, VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION OF THE BOSNIAN FEDERATION. STRINGER LINDA MILISA REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (CROATIAN 11/27)

    DAYTON ACCORD / CHURCH REACTIONS -- SARAJEVO CARDINAL VINKO PULJIC HAS QUESTIONED WHETHER THE DAYTON ACCORD WILL BRING A JUST PEACE. THE SERBIAN CHURCH PATRIARCH WELCOMED THE PEACE ACCORD, AND ZAGREB CARDINAL FRANJO KUHARIC SAYS THAT WHILE HE IS HOPEFUL THAT ACCORD WILL BRING PEACE, HE FEARS THAT THE PREWAR CROATIAN MAJORITY IN THE POSAVINA REGION COULD BECOME THE VICTIM OF 'ETHNIC CLEANSING.' STRINGER ZELJKO MATIC REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (CROATIAN 11/27)

    GERMANY / BOSNIAN REFUGEES -- THERE IS A DISPUTE WITHIN THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT REGARDING REPATRIATION OF SOME THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND BOSNIAN REFUGEES. GERMAN DEFENSE MINISTER VOLKER RUHE WANTS TO SEND THEM HOME, WHILE FOREIGN MINISTER KLAUS KINKEL THINKS THAT MOVE IS UNTIMELY, AND WOULD INCREASE TENSIONS IN THE AREA. STRINGER IVICA LOVRIC FROM BONN. (CROATIAN 11/27)

    REBEL MUSLIM REFUGEES RETURN -- ABOUT FIFTEEN HUNDRED REFUGEES, SUPPORTERS OF RENEGADE BOSNIAN LEADER FIKRET ABDIC LEFT A CAMP IN CROATIA AND RETURNED TO VELIKA KLADUSA, IN NORTHWESTERN BOSNIA. THE MAJORITY REFUSED TO DO SO FEARING RETALIATION FROM 5TH CORPS OF THE BOSNIAN ARMY. SOME SAY THEY WANT THEIR FORMER LEADER FIKRET ABDIC TO LEAD THEM BACK. STRINGER LINDA MILISA REPORTS FROM VELIKA KLADUSA. (CROATIAN 11/27)

    UN / BOSNIA -- UN SECRETARY GENERAL BOUTROS GHALI HAS RECOMMENDED TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL THAT UN FORCES IN CROATIA AND BOSNIA STAY ON FOR TWO MORE MONTHS AFTER THE PRESENT DEADLINE EXPIRES AT THE END OF NOVEMBER. HE ALSO SUGGESTED THAT UN OPERATION IN MACEDONIA SHOULD BE EXTENDED FOR ONE YEAR. STRINGER DRAGISA BOSKOVIC REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. (SERBIAN 11/27)

    UN PEACEKEEPING MANDATE -- FEW DAYS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF THE UN MANDATE IN BOSNIA, CROATIA, AND MACEDONIA, UN SECRETARY GENERAL BOUTROS GHALI SAID UN PEACEKEEPERS SHOULD STAY IN CROATIA AND BOSNIA FOR TWO MORE MONTHS, AND IN MACEDONIA FOR ONE MORE YEAR. STRINGER IVICA PULJIC REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. (CROATIAN 11/27)

    BOSNIA / NATO FORCES -- SOME OF THE UN PEACE KEEPERS ARE LEAVING BOSNIA NOW WHILE MAJORITY WILL STAY, SAYS HASAN MURATOVIC, BOSNIAN GOVERNMENT MINISTER IN CHARGE OF RELATIONS WITH UNPROFOR. SOME PEACEKEEPERS WILL CHANGE THEIR UNIFORMS, AND PAINT THEIR WEAPONS AND VEHICLES TO BECOME PART OF NATO OPERATIONS IN BOSNIA. STRINGER VLADIMIR BILIC REPORTS FROM SARAJEVO. (CROATIAN 11/27)

    TURKEY / US / BOSNIA PEACE -- THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT HAS ENDORSED PRESIDENT CLINTON'S DECISION TO SEND THOUSANDS OF US TROOPS TO BOSNIA AS PART OF THE NATO PEACE IMPLEMENTATION FORCE. STAFFER KEMAL AKAYDIN INTERVIEWS ALI DINCER, TURKISH MINISTER OF STATE. THE TURKISH OFFICIAL SAYS DESPITE SOME OF ITS SHORTCOMINGS TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE BOSNIAN MUSLIMS, THE DAYTON AGREEMENT IS A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT TOWARD PEACE. HE ALSO SAYS TURKEY IS READY TO PROVIDE AS LARGE A CONTINGENCY AS NEEDED TO THE NATO FORCE IN BOSNIA. (TURKISH 11/28)

    BOSNIA / PEACEKEEPING -- REPORTER TERRY WING TALKS WITH COLONEL DAVID HACKWORTH AND LLOYD CUTLER ABOUT THE JOB PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS IN CONVINCING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND CONGRESS TO BACK US PARTICIPATION IN THE NATO PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN BOSNIA. HACKWORTH SAYS THE US HAS MORE PRESSING PROBLEMS HERE AT HOME AND THAT NATO IS A COLD-WAR AGE CONCEPT THAT HAS BECOME OUTDATED AND DOESN'T NEED AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT. MR CUTLER, FORMER ADVISER TO PRESIDENT CLINTON, SAYS THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MOMENT FOR BOTH MR CLINTON AND THE AMERICAN LEADERSHIP. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/27)

    US / BOSNIA / ALBANIA -- THREE HUNDRED FIFTY US MARINES HAVE ARRIVED IN ALBANIA FOR A FIVE DAY TRAINING ON MOUNTAIN TERRAIN AND WEATHER CONDITIONS, IN PREPARATION FOR THEIR MISSION TO ENFORCE THE PEACE AGREEMENT IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. STRINGER MERO BAZE REPORTS FROM TIRANA THAT PRESIDENT SALI BERISHA REAFFIRMED ALBANIA'S READINESS TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO AMERICAN AND NATO FORCES ALL FACILITIES TO CARRY OUT THEIR MISSION IN BOSNIA. (ALBANIAN 11/27)

    UN / KOSOVO -- UN HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIAL ENVOY TO FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, ELIZABETH RAND, VISITED KOSOVO, WHERE SHE DISCUSSED THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE PROVINCE WITH DR IBRAHIM RUGOVA, WITH THE LEADERS OF THE PRISTINA COUNCIL FOR PROTECTION OF LIBERTIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS, AND WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT. STRINGER IBRAHIM OSMANI REPORTS. (ALBANIAN 11/27)

    ALBANIA / POLITICS -- THE ALBANIAN HIGH COURT UPHELD THE DECISION OF TEPELENA DISTRICT COURT THAT THE LEADER OF ALBANIAN SOCIALIST PARTY, FATOS NANO, WHO WAS FOUND GUILTY ON CORRUPTION CHARGES, SERVE THE FULL FOUR-YEAR SENTENCE. STRINGER ILIRIAN AGOLLI REPORTS. (ALBANIAN 11/27)

    ADRIAN NASTASE / WASHINGTON VISIT -- STAFFER VLADIMIR GODEANU INTERVIEWS THE SPEAKER OF ROMANIA'S HOUSE OF DEPUTIES, ADRIAN NASTASE,.AND REPORTS ON HIS NEWS CONFERENCE AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB DISCUSSING ROMANIA AND THE NEW ERA OF COOPERATION IN CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE BALKANS. (ROMANIAN 11/27)

    INSIDE EURASIA:

    RUSSIA / THERAPY -- A VISITING SCHOLAR FROM ODESSA, PSYCHIATRIST BORIS KHERSONSKY TALKS ABOUT THE FLEDGLING FAMILY THERAPY PRACTICE IN THE CIS IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER ALEC BATCHAN. (RUSSIAN 11/27)

    RUSSIAN / AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE -- DEBORAH PALMIERI, THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TALKS TO IRENE KELNER ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES OF HER ORGANIZATION. (RUSSIAN 11/27)

    INSIDE LATIN AMERICA:

    US / CUBA / MIGRATION TALKS -- REPRESENTATIVES OF THE US AND CUBA HOLD A NEW ROUND OF TALKS ON MIGRATION ISSUES IN NEW YORK, INCLUDING THE HIGH TAXES AND COSTS IMPOSED BY THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT ON THOSE WHO TRY TO EMIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES. CORRESPONDENT LUIS TAMAYO REPORTS. (SPANISH 11/27)

    PRESIDENT CLINTON / BOSNIA SPEECH -- IN A TELEVISED SPEECH TO THE NATION, PRESIDENT CLINTON EXPLAINED THAT US NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS MAKE IT NECESSARY TO SEND TWENTY THOUSAND US TROOPS AS PART OF A NATO INTERNATIONAL FORCE TO KEEP THE PEACE IN BOSNIA. THE SPEECH WAS BROADCAST WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION TO SPANISH BY EDITOR CESAR CARDOZA. (SPANISH 11/27) 28-Nov-95 4:55 PM EST (2155 UTC)
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