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Voice of America Digest, 29 November 1995

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

Voice of America Directory

CONTENTS

  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 29, 1995


  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 29, 1995

    DATE=11/29/95
    TYPE=ADVISORY
    CONTENT=

    VOA DIGEST - 11/29/95

    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:

    CLINTON / BRITAIN -- ON THE FIRST OF A FIVE-DAY EUROPEAN TRIP, PRESIDENT CLINTON ASKED BRITAIN FOR CONTINUED HELP IN 'WINNING THE PEACE' IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DAVID BORGIDA REPORTS FROM LONDON. (11/29)

    US / RUSSIA / BOSNIA -- US-RUSSIAN RELATIONSHIP HAS TAKEN A MAJOR TURN WITH THE AGREEMENT IN BRUSSELS FINALIZING PLANS FOR RUSSIAN PARTICIPATION IN BOSNIAN PEACEKEEPING. PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT DAVID GOLLUST REPORTS FROM NATO HEADQUARTERS US OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE ACCORD HAS SIGNIFICANCE GOING BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE BOSNIAN SITUATION. (11/29)

    PERRY / NATO MINISTERS -- NATO DEFENSE MINISTERS CONTINUED WORK ON PLANS FOR BOSNIAN PEACEKEEPING WEDNESDAY AFTER REACHING AN ACCORD PROVIDING FOR A RUSSIAN ROLE IN THE ALLIANCE OPERATION. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT CORRESPONDENT DAVID GOLLUST REPORTS FROM NATO HEADQUARTERS IN BRUSSELS. (11/29)

    HUNGARY / US TROOPS -- THE HUNGARIAN PARLIAMENT HAS CLEARED THE WAY FOR AMERICAN TROOPS UNDER NATO COMMAND TO BE TEMPORARILY STATIONED IN HUNGARY BEFORE THEY ARE SENT TO BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY REPORTS. (11/28)

    BOSNIA / UN WARNING -- THE UNITED NATIONS HAS WARNED BOSNIAN SERBS IT MAY USE FORCE TO COMPEL THEM TO ALLOW RELIEF CONVOYS TO REACH THE MUSLIM ENCLAVE OF GORAZDE IN EASTERN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY REPORTS. (11/29)

    CLINTON / BOSNIA -- AS THE REPUBLICAN-LED CONGRESS BEGAN HEARINGS TUESDAY ON THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION'S PLANS TO DEPLOY US PEACEKEEPING TROOPS IN BOSNIA, THE PRESIDENT CONTINUED HIS EFFORT TO RALLY SUPPORT FOR THE MISSION. WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS SOME REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE NOT BUYING THE PRESIDENT'S ARGUMENT THAT SENDING AMERICAN TROOPS INTO HARMS WAY IN BOSNIA IS IN THE US INTEREST. (11/28)

    GOP CANDIDATES / BOSNIA -- REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE DIVIDED OVER THE QUESTION OF SENDING US TROOPS INTO BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AS PEACEKEEPERS. POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT JIM MALONE REPORTS SEVERAL REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS AIRED THEIR VIEWS ON BOSNIA TUESDAY AT A MEETING IN WASHINGTON. (11/28)

    CLINTON / ARRIVAL -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS ARRIVED IN LONDON FOR A FULL DAY OF TALKS FOCUSING ON THE JUST-ANNOUNCED PROGRESS IN THE NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS AND ON ENFORCING THE PEACE AGREEMENT FOR BOSNIA. CORRESPONDENT DAVID BORGIDA IS TRAVELING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND REPORTS FROM LONDON. (11/29)

    IRELAND / US PRESIDENTS -- AS PRESIDENT CLINTON PREPARED TO VISIT IRELAND, LONDON CORRESPONDENT ANDRE DE NESNERA LOOKED BACK AT US PRESIDENTS WHO WALKED THE GROUND OF THE EMERALD ISLE. (11/29)

    BRITISH / IRISH SUMMIT -- THE BRITISH AND IRISH GOVERNMENTS HAVE AGREED ON WAYS TO MOVE THE NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS FORWARD. LONDON CORRESPONDENT ANDRE DE NESNERA REPORTS THE ACCORD CAME AFTER INTENSE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN DUBLIN AND LONDON, AND WAS ANNOUNCED HOURS BEFORE PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON WAS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE IN LONDON. (11/28)

    CLINTON / N IRELAND PEACE -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS WELCOMED AN AGREEMENT REACHED BY THE PRIME MINISTERS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND AIMED AT BREAKING AN IMPASSE IN THE NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS. MR CLINTON MADE HIS COMMENTS AS HE LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR A TRIP TO EUROPE FOR TALKS THAT WILL DEAL WITH THE NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS, AND OTHER ISSUES. WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS. (11/28)

    EGYPT VOTE -- EGYPTIAN VOTERS ARE CASTING THEIR BALLOTS FOR A NEW 444-SEAT PARLIAMENT AMID CONTINUING COMPLAINTS FROM OPPOSITION CANDIDATES OF FRAUD AND OTHER IRREGULARITIES IN THE POLLING. CAIRO CORRESPONDENT LAURIE KASSMAN TOURED SOME OF MORE HOTLY CONTESTED DISTRICTS AND REPORTS. (11/29)

    AFGHAN GOVERNMENT ATTACK -- IN AFGHANISTAN, THE GOVERNMENT HAS PUSHED THE FORCES OF THE TALIBAN ISLAMIC STUDENT MOVEMENT FROM THE PLAINS EAST OF THE CAPITAL, KABUL. STRINGER TIM JOHNSTON WHO VISITED SOME OF THE RECAPTURED TERRITORY AND REPORTS. (11/29)

    BURMA / POLITICS -- IN BURMA, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR DEMOCRACY PARTY HAS PULLED OUT OF A MILITARY-CONTROLLED CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. CORRESPONDENT DAN ROBINSON IN BANGKOK REPORTS THE MOVE HAS BEEN CONDEMNED BY THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT, BUT KEY DEMOCRACY FIGURE AUNG SAN SUU KYI SAYS THE CONVENTION MUST BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE BURMESE PEOPLE. (11/29)

    CHINA / TIBET -- CHINA HAS ANNOUNCED ITS CHOICE FOR THE REINCARNATION OF THE SECOND HIGHEST-RANKING TIBETAN SPIRITUAL LEADER, THE PANCHEN LAMA. CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE HO IN BEIJING REPORTS CHINESE AND TIBETAN OFFICIALS PRESIDED OVER AN ARCANE CEREMONY TODAY TO SELECT A RIVAL TO THE BOY NAMED IN MAY BY THE TOP TIBETAN SPIRITUAL LEADER, THE EXILED DALAI LAMA. (11/29)

    CASTRO IN CHINA -- CUBAN LEADER FIDEL CASTRO HAS ARRIVED IN CHINA FOR A TEN-DAY STATE VISIT, HIS FIRST TO THE LARGEST REMAINING COMMUNIST-LED COUNTRY. CORRESPONDENT GIL BUTLER REPORTS FROM BEIJING. (11/29)

    CHINA / MEDIA REFORM -- ONE OF AMERICA'S LEADING WRITERS ON CONTEMPORARY CHINA SAYS HE IS SURPRISED HOW LONG BEIJING HAS BEEN ABLE TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC REFORM WITHOUT LOOSENING ITS GRIP ON POLITICAL EXPRESSION. HONG KONG CORRESPONDENT MAX RUSTON REPORTS WRITER ORVILLE SCHELL SAYS HE BELIEVES BEIJING'S SHORT-TERM ACHIEVEMENT IN KEEPING THE TWO AREAS OF REFORM SEPARATE, WILL, IN THE LONG RUN, COLLAPSE. (11/29)

    US / CHINESE SATELLITE -- THE US AIR FORCE IS TRACKING A CHINESE SATELLITE THAT IS FALLING FROM ORBIT AND IS EXPECTED TO HIT THE EARTH IN APRIL. REPORTER VICTOR BEATTIE SAYS AN AVIATION TRADE PUBLICATION NOTED THE MALFUNCTIONING SATELLITE, ABOUT THE SIZE OF A SMALL VEHICLE, WAS DESIGNED FOR A SHORT RECONNAISSANCE MISSION. (11/28)

    KOREA / EUROPEAN UNION -- THE EUROPEAN UNION SAYS IT WILL PARTICIPATE IN EFFORTS TO HALT NORTH KOREA'S PERCEIVED NUCLEAR THREAT. STRINGER SHIN NA IN SEOUL REPORTS THE EUROPEAN UNION ALSO ANNOUNCED A MAJOR AGREEMENT ON ECONOMIC COOPERATION WITH SOUTH KOREA. (11/29)

    SAF / CRIME -- SOUTH AFRICANS HAVE OBSERVED A MINUTE OF SILENCE IN A SYMBOLIC GESTURE AGAINST CRIME. CORRESPONDENT MALLORY SALESON IN JOHANNESBURG REPORTS THE GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO FOCUS ON THIS CRITICAL ISSUE. (11/29)

    SAF / TRUTH COMMISSION -- SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA HAS NAMED A SO-CALLED TRUTH COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES OF THE APARTHEID ERA. JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENT MALLORY SALESON REPORTS THAT ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU WILL CHAIR THE COMMISSION. (11/29)

    KENYA / ALIENS -- KENYAN POLICE ROUNDED UP HUNDREDS OF FOREIGNERS IN AN EARLY MORNING SWEEP IN A CONTINUING GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN AGAINST ALLEGED ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE COUNTRY. CORRESPONDENT ALEX BELIDA REPORTS FROM NAIROBI. (11/29)

    PEACE CORPS / SOUTH AFRICA -- THE US PEACE CORPS WILL BE BREAKING NEW GROUND IN AFRICA NEXT YEAR. REPORTER DON HENRY SAYS THE VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION ALSO WILL BE RETURNING TO A FAMILIAR SPOT IN THE CARIBBEAN. (11/28)

    GORE / AFRICA -- VICE PRESIDENT GORE LEAVES NEXT WEEK FOR A TWO-DAY VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA, WHERE HE WILL MEET WITH PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA. STAFFER DEBORAH BLOCK PREVIEWS THE TRIP. (11/28)

    CHECHNYA / REFUGEES -- A YEAR AFTER THE OUTBREAK OF THE CONFLICT IN CHECHNYA, MOST OF THOSE DISPLACED BY THE FIGHTING HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR HOMES. RELIEF AGENCY OFFICIALS IN GENEVA SAY MANY OF THE RETURNEES ARE FACING A WINTER OF HARDSHIP AND AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE. CORRESPONDENT DOUGLAS ROBERTS REPORTS. (11/29)

    EU / EXPANSION -- EU LEADERS ARE BEING TOLD THEY MUST MAKE EXTENSIVE AGRICULTURAL REFORMS BEFORE COUNTRIES FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE ARE ASKED TO JOIN THE ORGANIZATION. STRINGER JOHN FRASER IN BRUSSELS REPORTS THE WARNING COMES IN A STUDY PREPARED FOR THE EU SUMMIT NEXT MONTH IN MADRID. (11/29)

    FRANCE / STRIKE -- TRANSPORT STRIKES HAVE BROUGHT FRANCE TO A VIRTUAL STANDSTILL FOR THE SIXTH DAY. AND MORE STRIKES ARE PLANNED IN PUBLIC SERVICES AND THE UNIVERSITIES. STRINGER JULIAN NUNDY REPORTS FROM PARIS. (11/29)

    STEFFI GRAF / TAXES -- THE FATHER OF TENNIS STAR STEFFI GRAF HAS PROVIDED AUTHORITIES WITH A WRITTEN DECLARATION ABOUT HIS ROLE IN THE TAX EVASION SCANDAL THAT HAS SURROUNDED THE TENNIS SUPERSTAR. BUT OFFICIALS SAY HIS EXPLANATION IS NOT ENOUGH TO GET HIM OUT OF JAIL OR BRING AN EARLY END TO THE INVESTIGATION. CORRESPONDENT KYLE KING REPORTS. (11/28)

    NICARAGUA / COURT -- THE COSTA RICA-BASED INTER-AMERICAN COURT ON HUMAN RIGHTS HAS CALLED ON THE CURRENT AND FORMER ARMED FORCES CHIEFS OF NICARAGUA TO TESTIFY IN THE MURDER OF A NICARAGUAN YOUTH. CORRESPONDENT BILL RODGERS IN SAN JOSE REPORTS THE RULING TUESDAY CAME AFTER THE COURT BEGAN HEARING TESTIMONY IN THE CASE, WHICH HAS BEEN BROUGHT AGAINST NICARAGUA BY THE VICTIM'S FATHER. (11/29)

    US / HAITI / DOCUMENTS -- A CONTROVERSY HAS DEVELOPED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF HAITI AND THE UNITED STATES OVER DOCUMENTS BELONGING TO HAITI'S FORMER MILITARY RULERS. CORRESPONDENT JIM TEEPLE REPORTS THE CONTROVERSY HAS INCREASED TENSIONS BETWEEN US AND HAITIAN OFFICIALS. (11/28)

    RIO DEMO -- RIO DE JANEIRO WAS THE SCENE OF A DEMONSTRATION FOR PEACE TUESDAY, AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE BRAVED OCCASIONAL SHOWERS FOR A ONE AND A HALF KILOMETER MARCH. SOUTH AMERICA CORRESPONDENT GEORGE MEEK REPORTS. (11/28)

    US / SPEED LIMIT -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS SIGNED INTO LAW A MEASURE SCRAPPING THE NATION'S TWENTY ONE-YEAR FEDERAL HIGHWAY SPEED LIMIT. CORRESPONDENT VICTOR BEATTIE REPORTS THE SPEED LIMIT PROVISION IS PART OF A SIX-BILLION DOLLAR PLAN TO IMPROVE THE NATION'S INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. (11/29)

    NEW YORK VOTE -- A FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW YORK HAS RULED THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY RULES IN THAT STATE ARE UNFAIR. THE RULING MAKES IT EASIER FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES TO QUALIFY FOR NEW YORK'S PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY IN MARCH. STRINGER DINA WEINSTEIN REPORTS FROM NEW YORK CITY. (11/28)

    EXCHANGE RATES BLUES -- RESEARCH BY AN AMERICAN PROFESSOR SUGGESTS THAT THE ROAD TO EUROPEAN MONETARY UNION MAY BE ARDUOUS DUE TO EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS. REPORTER ANDREW BAIRD LOOKS AT THE ISSUE. (11/28)

    CATERPILLAR STRIKE OFFER -- STRIKING WORKERS AT THE CATERPILLAR CORPORATION IN THE MIDWEST CITY OF PEORIA, ILLINOIS, RECEIVED A NEW CONTRACT PROPOSAL FROM THE COMPANY WHICH MAY END THE LONG AND BITTER WALK-OUT. CORRESPONDENT PAUL FRANCUCH SAYS ANALYSTS BELIEVE THE PROPOSAL IS HARDLY GENEROUS. (11/29)

    JESSE JACKSON VICTORY -- A SPECIAL ELECTION HELD IN CHICAGO ENDED IN VICTORY FOR ONE CANDIDATE WHO HOLDS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED NAMES IN US POLITICS. CHICAGO CORRESPONDENT PAUL FRANCUCH REPORTS THE ELECTION WAS HELD TO FILL A CONGRESSIONAL SEAT VACATED BY A REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS NOW IN JAIL FOLLOWING A SCANDAL. (11/29)

    VOA REPORTS IN INDIVIDUAL LANGUAGES:

    INSIDE USA:

    BOSNIA PEACE / TALK TO AMERICA -- AS PRESIDENT CLINTON BEGAN A EUROPEAN TOUR TO BUILD ALLIED SUPPORT FOR A BOSNIAN PEACEKEEPING FORCE, 'TALK TO AMERICA' EXAMINED BOTH THE MILITARY AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF THE PLAN. DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR DEFENSE INFORMATION, JACK SHANAHAN AND KENNETH JENSEN, DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THE US INSTITUTE OF PEACE, JOINED IN A DISCUSSION OF THE PROPOSAL. CORRESPONDENT DAVID BORGIDA, TRAVELLING WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON, REPORTED ON THE LATEST OF THE PRESIDENT'S ACTIVITIES. (TTA 11/29)

    INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL CONFERENCE -- TWO POLISH PARTICIPANTS IN THE 1995 INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL CONFERENCE HELD IN WASHINGTON, PROFESSOR LECH GARLICKI AND JUSTICE KRZYSZTOF KOLAKOWSKI OF THE POLISH SUPREME COURT, COMPARE THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM WITH THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN POLAND. INTERVIEW BY STAFFER MACIEJ WIERZYNSKI. (POLISH 11/27)

    SILESIAN DANCE COMPANY -- ZOFIA HREBENDA, A MEMBER OF THE SILESIAN DANCE COMPANY TALKS TO STAFFER WOJTEK ZORNIAK ABOUT THE COMPANY'S PERFORMANCES IN THE US, WHICH ARE BEING SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. (POLISH 11/27)

    BANGLA JOURNALIST / USA TODAY -- MAHMOOD HASAN KHAN A BANGLADESHI JOURNALIST CAME TO THE UNITED STATES UNDER A FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AND WORKED WITH USA TODAY FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. STAFFER SARKAR KABIRUDDIN INTERVIEWS HIM ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES AND US MEDIA. (BANGLA 11/26)

    IMMUNIZATION / NIGAR SHAHID -- DR NIGAR SHAHID IS A PHYSICIAN WHO HAS BEEN WORKING IN THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR DIARRHEAL DISEASE RESEARCH, BANGLADESH FOR A LONG TIME. SHE IS NOW INVOLVED IN AN A JOINT COLLABORATION BETWEEN JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY AND ICDDRB. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER FARIDA SARKAR SHE TALKS ABOUT THEIR PROJECT OF IMMUNIZING UNBORN BABIES AGAINST PNEUMONIA BY VACCINATING PREGNANT MOTHERS. (BANGLA 11/27)

    .IRANIAN POP MUSIC -- STAFFER HOSSEIN N KANGARLOO INTERVIEWS IRANIAN-AMERICAN POP VOCALIST SHAHBAL SHABPAREH, ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF POP MUSIC IN IRAN. SHABPAREH TALKS ABOUT A NEW GROUP HE HAS FORMED WITH IRANIAN FEMALE VOCALISTS WHO WERE RAISED IN THE US. (FARSI 11/29)

    IRANIAN IDENTITY -- STAFFER BEHRUZ NIKZAT INTERVIEWS IRANIAN-BORN SOCIOLOGIST, DR HOSSEIN LAJVARDI, ORGANIZER OF THE RECENT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON IRANIAN IDENTITY. DR LAJVARDI SAID THAT THE ISSUE IS A SENSITIVE ONE, AND HE FELT THAT THE TIME IS RIGHT TO TO DEAL WITH IT. (FARSI 11/29)

    HOLLYWOOD / CHINESE FILMS -- AMERICAN MOTION PICTURE PROFESSIONALS SPEAK HIGHLY OF CHINESE FILMS AFTER ATTENDING THE SECOND SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, STAFFER KUO-FU SHU REPORTS FROM LA. INTERVIEWS WITH XIAO PIEHUAN, PRESIDENT OF CELESTIAL MEDIA ORGANIZATION, LUO YAN, PRESIDENT OF MOONSTONE INTERNATIONAL, AND LU YAN, CHINESE AMERICAN ACTRESS. (MANDARIN 11/29)

    US / BUDGET -- THE BATTLE OF THE BUDGET IN THE US ANALYZED BY A RUSSIAN JOURNALIST VLADIMIR NADEIN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION ANALYST ARIEL COHEN AND STAFFER NATALIE CLARKSON. (RUSSIAN 11/28)

    CALIFORNIA SEMINAR ON VIETNAM -- STRINGER DUONG PHUC REPORTS ON THE UPCOMING SEMINAR ON VIETNAM ORGANIZED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO. (VIETNAMESE 11/29)

    INSIDE AFRICA:

    GORE / AFRICA -- US VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE IS GOING ON A TWO-DAY VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA NEXT WEEK, WHERE HE'LL MEET WITH PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA. ENGLISH TO AFRICA REPORTER DEBORAH BLOCK SAYS MR. GORE IS LEADING A HIGH-LEVEL AMERICAN DELEGATION THAT WILL HOLD DISCUSSIONS ON TOPICS OF MUTUAL CONCERN. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/29)

    CAIRO SUMMIT / RWANDA -- THE CAIRO SUMMIT ON RWANDA AND BURUNDI BEGAN TUESDAY. VOA CORRESPONDENT LAURIE KASSMAN FILED ACTUALITIES FROM RWANDAN PRESIDENT PASTEUR BIZIMUNGU, FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER AND UGANDAN PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVINI. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    CAIRO SUMMIT / REACTION -- THE CAIRO SUMMIT ON RWANDA AND BURUNDI CONTINUES. FOR REACTION, ENGLISH TO AFRICA REPORTER JOE DECAPUA SPOKE TO JOSEPH MUTABOBA, RWANDA'S CHARGE D'AFFAIRES IN WASHINGTON. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/29)

    NIGERIA / MILITARY ALERT -- NIGERIA'S GENERAL SANI ABACHA PUTS THE ARMY ON ALERT IN THE WAKE OF THE COUNTRY'S GROWING ISOLATION. FROM LAGOS, ENGLISH TO AFRICA REPORTER CHINEDU OFFOR REPORTS THE MOVE COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF A CRACKDOWN ON PRO-DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/29)

    ETHIOPIA / WAR CRIMES TRIAL -- THE WAR CRIMES TRIAL OF COLONEL MENGISTU AND ABOUT 65 AIDES CHARGED WITH GENOCIDE CONTINUES. STRINGER LAIKA MARIAM DEMESSIE REPORTS FROM ADDIS ABABA. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    GHANA / BOUTROS-GHALI -- UN SECRETARY GENERAL BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI HOLDS TALKS WITH GHANAIAN OFFICIALS ON THE LIBERIAN SITUATION. STRINGER KOFI OPARE-ADDO REPORTS FROM ACCRA. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    SIERRA LEONE / UN -- UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI IS CURRENTLY TOURING WEST AFRICA. STRINGER KELVIN LEWIS REPORTS ON THE SECRETARY GENERAL'S BRIEF VISIT TO SIERRA LEONE. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/29)

    UN / LIBERIA -- UN SECRETARY GENERAL BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI VISITED GHANA AS PART OF HIS WEST AFRICAN TOUR. DURING THE FOUR DAY VISIT, HE DISCUSSED THE LIBERIAN SITUATION WITH THE CURRENT CHAIRMAN OF ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES, PRESIDENT JERRY RAWLINGS OF GHANA. HE TOLD THE ECOWAS CHAIRMAN THAT $145 MILLION DOLLARS RAISED AT UN CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK LAST MONTH WAS NOT ENOUGH TO FUND THE TASK OF DISARMING THE LIBERIAN WARRING FACTIONS. HE URGED DONOR NATIONS TO DO MORE TO HELP ACHIEVE LASTING PEACE IN LIBERIA. HAUSA STRINGER ABDULMALIK DANBIRNI REPORTS FROM GHANA. (HAUSA 11/28)

    SOMALIA / FAMINE -- A MEMBER OF THE SELF-PROCLAIMED SOMALI GOVERNMENT CALLS ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN AID TO PREVENT AN IMMINENT FAMINE. REPORTER JOSIAH OBAT IN NAIROIBI INTERVIEWS ALI IMAN SHAMARKE, DEPUTY INTERIOR MINISTER IN THE AIDEED GOVERNMENT. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    TANZANIA / POLITICS -- THE NEW TANZANIAN CABINET IS SWORN IN. STRINGER EVEREST MWITUMBA REPORTS FROM DAR ES SALAAM THE REACTIONS OF ORDINARY CITIZENS. (SWAHILI 11/29)

    TANZANIA / REACTION -- STAFFER MWAMOYO HAMZA SPOKE WITH PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER CHACHA, CURRENTLY ON A RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. PROFESSOR CHACHA IS A SOCIO-POLITICAL SCIENTIST AND HE WAS ASKED FOR HIS ASSESSMENT OF THE NEW CABINET MINISTERS. (SWAHILI 11/29)

    KENYA / OPPOSITION CONFLICT / REACTION -- ONE OF THE MAIN OPPOSITION PARTIES, FORD-KENYA IS FACING AN IMMINENT SPLIT. RAILA ODINGA, A LEADING MEMBER OF THE PARTY DECLARED HIMSELF THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE PARTY. STAFFER TOM ATANDI SPOKE WITH RAILA ODINGA AND TO PROFESSOR OUMA MUGA, WHO IS A SUPPORTER THE DEPOSED LEADER WAMALWA KIJANA. (SWAHILI 11/29)

    GLOBAL COALITION FOR AFRICA -- THIRTY THREE AFRICAN COUNTRIES HAVE SENT REPRESENTATIVES TO A TWO-DAY CONFERENCE IN MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS ORGANIZED BY GLOBAL COALITION FOR AFRICA. ETHIOPIA, ERITREA, ZIMBABWE, BURUNDI, RWANDA AND MALI WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES REPRESENTED BY HEADS OF STATE. THE SECRETARY OF GLOBAL COALITION FOR AFRICA AND ITS SENIOR ADVISER, MR HERMAN COHEN IS INTERVIEWED BY STAFFER JOE DECAPUA. STAFFER ADANECH FESSHAYE REPORTS ON THE INTERVIEW. (AMHARIC 11/29)

    GLOBAL COALITION FOR AFRICA / CONFERENCE -- STAFFER IDRISSA FALL INTERVIEWS HERMAN COHEN, FORMER US ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS AND NOW PRESIDENT OF THE GLOBAL COALITION FOR AFRICA. THIS ORGANIZATION IS HOLDING A TWO-DAY CONFERENCE ON AFRICA IN MAASTRICHT, IN THE NETHERLANDS. MR COHEN SAID HE IS NO LONGER CRITICAL OF FRANCE'S INFLUENCE ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT, AND QUOTED A NUMBER OF CFA ZONE COUNTRIES THAT BENEFITED FROM THE DEVALUATION OF THE CFA FRANC. (FRENCH 11/28)

    MALAWI / FOREST WORKERS -- ANGRY FOREST WORKERS WHO WERE LAID OFF IN MALAWI, SET FIRE TO MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND HECTARES OF FOREST RESERVES. STRINGER JULIUS KALIYA REPORTS FROM BLANTYRE. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    GUINEA BISSAU / CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT -- THE PARLIAMENT IS DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITY OF A CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION THAT COULD SET THE STAGE FOR THE LOCAL ELECTIONS IN THAT COUNTRY. MEANWHILE, A COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE ASSEMBLY TO INVESTIGATE THE CASAMANCE BORDER RAID ON OCTOBER 25TH, WILL REPORT ON ITS FINDINGS. CORRESPONDENT TERESA RIBEIRO REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/29)

    CAPE VERDE / CAMPAIGN -- STAFFER NELSON HERBERT INTERVIEWS PRIME MINISTER, CARLOS VEIGA, ON HIS PROSPECTS FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS IN CAPE VERDE. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/29)

    ANGOLA / LEBANESE -- LEBANESE BUSINESSMEN ARE TAKING LEGAL ACTIONS AGAINST ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT, CLAIMING THAT IT OWES THEM 25 MILLION US DOLLARS. THE ACTIONS FOLLOW ACCUSATIONS MADE BY THE NATTALIS GROUP, BASED IN LUANDA THAT THE GOVERNMENT DIDN'T GIVE ENOUGH COMPENSATION WHEN THEIR ENTERPRISES WERE CONFISCATED BY THE AUTHORITIES. STAFFER LUIS COSTA REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/29)

    ALGERIA / DOSSIER -- STAFFERS IDRISSA FALL AND JEAN-CLAUDE ANDRE REPORT ON THE SITUATION IN ALGERIA FOLLOWING THE RECENT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. MR FALL ASKED KHALED MELHAA, CORRESPONDENT OF THE EL WATAN ALGERIAN NEWSPAPER TO ANALYZE THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS. ALSO INTERVIEWED WAS AROUN KAPIL, RESEARCHER AT THE MAGHREB-EUROPE INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PARIS. STAFFER ANDRE INTERVIEWS LAWARI ADI, SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR AT THE LYON UNIVERSITY ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF A DIALOGUE BETWEEN PRESIDENT ZEROUAL AND THE ISLAMIC SALVATION FRONT, KNOWN AS FIS. (FRENCH 11/28)

    SOUTH AFRICA / FOOTBALL -- CELEBRATIONS ARE CONTINUING THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA AFTER THAT NATION CAPTURED FIRST PLACE IN THE FOUR NATIONS INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT IT HOSTED. REPORTER BARRY MAUGHAN GETS REACTION FROM AFRICA FOOTBALL EXPERT, MARK GLEESON. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/28)

    UGANDA / SUPER CHALLENGE CUP -- STRINGER MICHAEL ARERENG REPORTS ON THE MATCH AND THE WINNING GOAL. (SWAHILI 11/29)

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    ISRAEL / LEBANON / ROCKETS -- GUERRILLA GROUPS IN SOUTH LEBANON LAUNCHED MORE THAN THIRTY KATUSHA ROCKETS ON NORTHERN ISRAEL, WOUNDING A NUMBER PEOPLE. ISRAEL RETALIATED WITH HEAVY ARTILLERY BARRAGE AND AIR RAIDS ON TARGETS IN SOUTH LEBANON. MAHMOUD ZAWAWI REPORTS FROM AMMAN. (ARABIC 11/28)

    SYRIA / ISRAEL / PEACE -- COMMENTING ON RECENT ISRAELI CALLS ON SYRIA TO ENGAGE IN SERIOUS PEACE EFFORTS, SYRIA'S GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED MEDIA REPEATED THE CALL FOR ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL FROM THE OCCUPIED GOLAN HEIGHTS AS THE KEY TO PEACE. STRINGER JUMANA TAMIMI REPORTS. (ARABIC 11/28)

    ISRAEL / NUCLEAR FREE ZONE -- AS THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL CONSIDERED A NEW EXTENSION FOR UN DISENGAGEMENT TROOPS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND SYRIA, ISRAEL HAS RAISED SEVERAL CONDITIONS AND RULES FOR ADHERING TO A NUCLEAR FREE ZONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. STAFFER MOHAMED ATTIA REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. (ARABIC 11/28)

    IRAQ / EKEUS -- UN CHIEF INSPECTOR IN IRAQ ROLF EKEUS SAYS HIS TALKS WITH IRAQI OFFICIALS HAVE MADE SOME PROGRESS TOWARD OBTAINING COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT IRAQ'S WEAPONS PROGRAMS. STRINGER JUMAN ATAMIMI REPORTS FROM AMMAN. (ARABIC 11/28)

    JORDAN / ISRAEL / COMEDIAN -- THE JORDANIAN WRITERS FEDERATION DECIDED TO SUSPEND COMEDY WRITER/ACTOR HISHAM YANIS FOR VIOLATING A BAN FORBIDDING ITS MEMBERS FROM DEALING WITH ISRAEL. CORRESPONDENT MAHMOUD ZAWAWI REPORTS. (ARABIC 11/28)

    EGYPT ELECTIONS -- RESPONDING TO EARLIER ACCUSATIONS BY OPPOSITION GROUPS, THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT PROMISED TO GUARANTEE THAT WEDNESDAY'S ELECTIONS WILL BE FREE. STRINGER IBRAHIM ABDIN REPORTS FROM CAIRO. (ARABIC 11/28)

    ALGERIA / DIALOGUE -- ANWAR HADDAM, SPOKESMAN FOR THE ALGERIAN ISLAMIC SALVATION FRONT IN EXILE HAS DENIED THAT THE FRONT IS SPLIT. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER HAYAT ALKHATEEB, HE SAID THE INVITATION TO THE OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN RABIH KABIR FOR DIALOGUE WITH THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT WAS PERSONAL, AND DOES NOT REPRESENT THE FRONT'S POLICY. (ARABIC 11/28)

    AFGHAN / IRAN -- AFTER A STOP IN NORTHERN AFGHAN CITY OF MAZAR-I-SHARIF, IRAN'S DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER ALAUDIN BOROJERDI IS IN BAMYIAN AGAIN. QUOTING THE HEZBE WAHDAT OFFICIALS IN PESHAWAR, PASHTO STRINGER EKRAM SHINWARAI REPORTS THAT THE IRANIAN OFFICIAL MET WITH THE LEADER OF HEZBE WAHDAT, KARIM KHALILI BUT THE DETAILS OF THE TALKS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. (PASHTO, DARI 11/29)

    AFGHAN / HUMAN RIGHTS -- AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HAS RELEASED ITS REPORT ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFGHANISTAN. THE REPORT CALLS THE SITUATION DISASTROUS AND DETAILS THE KILLINGS, TORTURE INCLUDING RAPE, HOSTAGE-TAKING AND DISAPPEARANCES WHICH ARE CONTINUING ON A MASSIVE SCALE. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENTS WHICH SUPPORTED DIFFERENT FACTION TO PLAY A ROLE IN BRINING THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS TO AN END. PASHTO'S FAZEL NUR REPORTS. (PASHTO, DARI 11/29)

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    CHINA / UIGHUR DISSIDENTS -- IN A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER RANO HABIB, UIGHUR WOMAN DISSIDENT AND TREASURER OF THE AUSTRALIAN TURKISTAN ASSOCIATION, SUYUMGUL EGAMBERDI, TALKS ABOUT HER IMPRISONMENTS BY CHINESE AUTHORITIES ON ACCOUNT OF HER POLITICAL VIEWS, BEFORE IMMIGRATING TO AUSTRALIA TEN YEARS AGO. (UZBEK 11/29)

    HERITAGE FOUNDATION / CAUCASUS -- STAFFER GEORGE ZORIN REPORTS ON HERITAGE FOUNDATION'S CONFERENCE ON POLITICS IN THE CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA. REPORT INCLUDES REMARKS BY DR. ALI REZA FROM THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ON THE ROLE OF TURKEY AND ITS CLOSE TIES WITH THE CIS CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS AND BY HERITAGE FOUNDATION SCHOLAR THOMAS MOORE ON TURKEY'S STABILIZING ROLE IN THE REGION. (RUSSIAN 11/28)

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    KASHMIR / PARLIAMENT -- INDIA'S HOME MINISTER DEPLORED THE ELECTION COMMISSION'S REJECTION OF HOLDING ELECTIONS IN KASHMIR, AND TOLD PARLIAMENT THAT PRIME MINISTER RAO IS DETERMINED TO BRING ELECTED GOVERNMENT TO THE TROUBLED STATE. THE MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY, BJP SEVERELY CRITICIZED THE GOVERNMENT FOR ITS ATTEMPT TO HOLD ELECTIONS IN KASHMIR. STRINGER KV RAO REPORTS THE DETAILS. (HINDI 11/28)

    KHALIDA-HASINA DIALOGUE -- THE PRESIDENT OF BANGLADESH HAS DISSOLVED THE PARLIAMENT AND HAS ASKED PRIME MINISTER KHALIDA ZIA TO CONTINUE AS INTERIM PRIME MINISTER TILL THE ELECTIONS. THE ELECTION IS DUE WITHIN 90 DAYS. THE OPPOSITION PARTIES INSIST THAT ELECTIONS BE HELD UNDER A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT HEADED BY A NEUTRAL PRIME MINISTER. THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTION UNDER A BNP GOVERNMENT. OPPOSITION LEADER SHEIKH HASINA TELEPHONED PRIME MINISTER ZIA AND REPEATED THE DEMAND OF THE OPPOSITION. THE PRIME MINISTER TOLD HASINA THAT SHE WILL FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION AND PROCEED ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION. MATIUR RAHMAN CHOUDHURY REPORTS FROM DHAKA. (BANGLA 11/26 & 11/27)

    TORONTO UNIVERSITY HONORS GRAMEEN BANK FOUNDER -- FOUNDER OF THE NOW FAMOUS GRAMEEN BANK OF BANGLADESH AND WINNER OF THE 1994 WORLD FOOD PRIZE, PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS RECEIVED AN HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. STRINGER MAHMUDUL HASSAN REPORTS FROM OTTAWA. (BANGLA 11/29)

    ENRON / HOSPITALS -- THE ENRON CORPORATION, WHICH HAS RENEGOTIATED A DEAL TO BUILD A POWER PLANT THAT WAS EARLIER SCRAPPED BY THE MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT, PLANS TO OPEN SUBURBAN HOSPITALS FOR THE NON-CITY DWELLERS OF THE STATE. STRINGER NANDAN REPORTS. (HINDI 11/28)

    CRICKET -- NEW ZEALAND DEFEATED INDIA IN THE ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CRICKET MATCH PLAYED IN THE INDIAN CITY OF NAGPUR. STRINGER JASDEV SINGH REPORTS. (HINDI 11/28)

    INDIA / WOMEN'S RIGHTS -- BRIJ MANASI, POETESS AND OBSERVER OF WOMEN'S AFFAIRS, DISCUSSES THE PROGRESS BEING MADE BY INDIAN WOMEN IN GAINING EQUALITY AND THE NEED FOR EVEN MORE EFFORTS. STAFFER SUMAN GUPTA INTERVIEWS MS MANASI. (HINDI 11/28)

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    CHINA / TIBET -- STAFFER DING LI INTERVIEWS JIGME NGAPO, A POLITICAL ANALYST FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR TIBET. JIGME NGAPO SAYS HE DOES NOT KNOW OF ANY OVERSEAS TIBETANS WHO SUPPORTS CHINA'S CHOICE FOR THE REINCARNATION OF THE PANCHEN LAMA. HE BELIEVES MOST TIBETANS IN TIBET ALSO DO NOT ACCEPT THE BOY NAMED BY CHINA. HE SAYS THAT BEIJING HAS MADE A BAD MOVE IN HANDLING THIS MATTER AND HAS OFFENDED MANY TIBETANS. (MANDARIN 11/29)

    CHINA / TIBET -- BEIJING CONTINUES TO DRAFT SUPPORT FROM RELIGIOUS LEADERS, SCHOLARS AND MINORITY CELEBRITIES, INCLUDING THE LATE PANCHEN LAMA'S MOTHER, IN ITS ONGOING EFFORT TO INSTALL A NEW PANCHEN LAMA. THE DALAI LAMA'S OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN NORTH AMERICA EXCLUDED ANY POSSIBILITY OF RECONCILIATION IN THE MATTER. HE ALSO SAID THAT THEY HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH THE 6-YEAR OLD BOY ENDORSED BY THE DALAI LAMA AS THE REINCARNATION OF PANCHEN LAMA. STAFFER WANGZE INTERVIEWS RINCHEN DHARLO, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DALAI LAMA IN NORTH AMERICA. (MANDARIN 11/28)

    CHINA / ARMS CONTROL & DISARMAMENT -- HONG KONG STAFFER HE PING TALKS TO TWO EXPERTS ABOUT THE WHITE PAPER THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT RELEASED ON ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT. INTERVIEWS WITH PING KEFU, CHINESE MILITARY EXPERT, HANHE INFORMATION CENTER, CANADA, AND PROF. HU NIANZU, ZHONGSHAN UNIV., TAIWAN. (MANDARIN 11/28)

    CHINA / HUMAN RIGHTS -- 15 DISSIDENTS FROM FOUR PROVINCES IN SOUTHERN CHINA HAVE SENT AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE'S CONGRESS OF CHINA, CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF WEI JINGSHENG. MEANWHILE, HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA ISSUED A STATEMENT DEMANDING THAT THE TRIAL OF WEI JINGSHENG BE OPEN AND FOLLOW THE LEGAL PROCEDURES OF THE CHINESE CONSTITUTION. NEW YORK STRINGER FANG BING INTERVIEWS LIU QING, CHAIRMAN OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA. (MANDARIN 11/28)

    TAIWAN / ELECTION -- ON TUESDAY, THE LAST DAY FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO REGISTER IN TAIWAN, ANOTHER PAIR OF CANDIDATES FORMALLY ENTERED THE ELECTION RACE. 83 YEAR-OLD FORMER MAYOR OF TAIPEI GAO YU-SHU INVITED LIN MU-YAN TO BE HIS RUNNING MATE FOR PRESIDENCY. CORRESPONDENT TIEN KANGLIN IN TAIPEI REPORTS WITH COMMENTS FROM WU ZI, FORMER MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE YUAN, AND LIN MU-YAN, VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. (MANDARIN 11/28)

    CHINA'S DEFENSE / WHITE PAPER -- WILLY LAM, SENIOR EDITOR OF THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, PROVIDES A COMMENTARY ON CHINA'S WHITE PAPER ON DEFENSE. MR. LAM CALLS THE ISSUING OF THE WHITE PAPER THIS YEAR A MOVE ON CHINA'S PART TOWARD TRANSPARENCY OF ITS MILITARY OPERATIONS. HOWEVER, HE POINTS OUT THAT CHINA MUST ALSO TAKE OTHER STEPS TO HELP ELIMINATE FEAR OF ITS MILITARY MIGHT, SUCH AS CURBING MILITARY ACTION IN THE SPRATLY ISLANDS AND THE TAIWAN STRAIT, CEASING NUCLEAR TESTS, AND GIVING ITS PEOPLE'S CONGRESS REAL POWER IN SUPERVISING THE COUNTRY'S DEFENSE AFFAIRS. (MANDARIN 11/28)

    WELFARE SPENDING CONDEMNED -- CHINESE OFFICIAL CHEN ZUO'ER CHARGED HONG KONG GOVERNMENT 'S INCREASE IN SOCIAL SPENDING IS LIKE A "HIGH-SPEED CAR RACE" BOUND TO END UP IN "TOTAL WRECKAGE OF BOTH THE CAR AND ITS PASSENGERS." LAWRENCE NG'S REPORT LOOKS AT HOW SCHOLARS, EXPERTS AND THE POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE REACTED TO MR. CHEN'S COMMENTS. INTERVIEWS WITH PROF. CHOU WING-SANG, HONG KONG UNIV; CHENG YIU TONG, CHAIRMAN OF FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS; FRED LEE, SPOKESMAN OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY; IP KWOK HIM, DAB SPOKESMAN. (CANTONESE 11/29)

    SOUTH KOREA / SPECIAL LAW / APPEAL -- FOUR OPPOSITION LAWMAKERS IN SOUTH KOREA DROPPED A COURT CASE THEY BROUGHT IN AN ATTEMPT TO HAVE A 1980 COUP DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THEIR ACTION CLEARS THE WAY FOR ENACTMENT OF A SPECIAL LAW TO PROSECUTE AND PUNISH FORMER PRESIDENTS CHUN DOO HWAN AND ROH TAE WOO FOR LEADING THE COUP AND THE SUBSEQUENT BLOODY SUPPRESSION OF THE KWANGJU PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT 15 YEARS AGO. THEY DECIDED TO DROP THE CASE WEDNESDAY WHEN WORD LEAKED OUT THAT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT PLANNED TO RULE THURSDAY THAT THE 15-YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MANY INVOLVED IN THE COUP AND KWANGJU MASSACRE EXPIRED EARLIER THIS YEAR. CORRESPONDENT YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 11/29)

    SOUTH KOREA / EUROPEAN UNION -- THE EUROPEAN UNION SAID IT WILL PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE KOREAN PENINSULA ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (KEDO), AN INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM CREATED TO PROVIDE NORTH KOREA WITH TWO LIGHT-WATER NUCLEAR REACTORS. THE VISITING VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, LEON BRITTAN, ALSO TOLD REPORTERS IN SEOUL THAT HE AND SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER GONG AGREED TO FACILITATE THE CONCLUSION OF AN AGREEMENT FOR BILATERAL COOPERATION ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT. STAFFER YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 11/29)

    NORTH / SOUTH KOREA / SPECIAL ALERT -- SOUTH KOREAN DEFENSE MINISTER LEE YANG HO PUT ROK ARMED FORCES ON SPECIAL ALERT, WARNING NORTH KOREA AGAINST MISCALCULATION OF POLITICAL TURMOILS IN SOUTH KOREA AS A CHANCE FOR PROVOCATIVE ACTIONS. THE DEFENSE MINISTER SAID PYONGYANG HAS FORWARD-DEPLOYED ITS TANKS, ARTILLERY AND PLANES ALONG THE BORDER AREAS. CORRESPONDENT YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 11/29)

    AMERICAN CLERGYMAN / NORTH KOREA -- NORTH KOREAN RADIO REPORTS THAT DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND FOREIGN MINISTER KIM YOUNG NAM MET IN PYONGYANG WITH VISITING AMERICAN CLERGYMEN INCLUDING REV. NELSON GRAHAM, SON OF WORLD-RENOWNED EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM. KOREAN CORRESPONDENT YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 11/29)

    NORTH / SOUTH KOREA -- SOUTH KOREAN MINISTERS, MEETING TUESDAY TO DISCUSS NATIONAL UNIFICATION ISSUES, SAID NORTH KOREAN 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)

    VIET POET / DISSENT -- IN THE SECOND PART OF STAFFER SON NGUYEN'S INTERVIEW WITH NGUYEN CHI THIEN, REGARDED AS VIETNAM'S BEST LIVING POET, MR. THIEN TALKS ABOUT HIS 27 YEARS IN PRISON AS THE RESULT OF STARTING A NEW MAGAZINE CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT DURING THE "LET 100 FLOWERS BLOOM CAMPAIGN." (VIETNAMESE 11/28)

    INDONESIA / PRESS -- THE FOUNDING EDITOR OF THE BANNED INDONESIAN NEWSPAPER TEMPO, GOENAWAN MOHAMAD, WAS IN OSAKA, JAPAN FOR A RECENT CONFERENCE ON PROBLEMS FACING THE ASIAN MEDIA. STAFFER ALBERT HUTABARAT REPORTS. (INDONESIAN 11/28)

    THAILAND / HIV /AIDS -- STAFFER JESDA SIVALI INTERVIEWED DARES CHUSRI, OF THE BANGKOK NGO "ACCESS," WHO SAYS THAT THE AIDS CAMPAIGN IN THE KINGDOM HAS HAD CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS MEASURED BY REDUCED GROWTH OF NEW CASES. MS. DARES ADDS THAIS SHOULD HAVE A MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO AIDS VICTIMS BECAUSE THE DISEASE IS NOT TRANSMITTED BY ROUTINE CONACT. (THAI 11/28)

    JAPAN / DEFENSE POLICY -- REPORTER SUSAN YACKEE SPEAKS WITH BENEDICTE CALLAN, ASSOCIATE FELLOW IN INDUSTRIAL POLICY AT THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS IN NEW YORK, ABOUT JAPAN'S NEW DEFENSE POLICY. THE POLICY OUTLINE, THE FIRST IN 20-YEARS, CALLS FOR A STREAMLINING OF THE MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT. MS CALLAN EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT HOW THIS WILL AFFECT THE US MILITARY BURDEN IN THE REGION,AND WHETHER JAPANESE MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS WILL BE REDUCED. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/28)

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    POSAVINA REFUGEES / PROTEST -- ANGRY CROATS FROM THE POSAVINA REGION DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE DAYTON PEACE ACCORD IN FRONT OF THE CROATIAN PARLIAMENT BUILDING DURING OPENING SESSION OF THE NEWLY ELECTED LOWER HOUSE. THE SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT MET WITH THE DEMONSTRATORS. STRINGER SLAVICA LUKIC REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (CROATIAN 11/28)

    UNPROFOR / BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA -- SPECIAL UN ENVOY KOFI ANNAN VISITED SARAJEVO AND SAID THAT UN IS PROUD OF ITS ACHIEVEMENTS IN BOSNIA. HE ALSO MET WITH BOSNIAN PRESIDENT ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE DAYTON PEACE ACCORD. STRINGER VLADIMIR BILIC REPORTS FROM SARAJEVO. (CROATIAN 11/28)

    SARAJEVO SERBS / ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC -- BOSNIAN PRESIDENT ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC ASSURED SERBS IN AREAS TO BE PLACED UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTROL THAT THEY WILL BE SAFE AND PROTECTED. HE ALSO PROMISED THE PROSECUTION OF WAR CRIMINALS. STRINGER VLADIMIR BILIC REPORTS. (CROATIAN 11/28)

    CILLER / SARAJEVO -- TURKISH PRIME MINISTER T CILLER MET WITH BOSNIAN PRESIDENT ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC FOR TALKS ON TURKEY'S ROLE IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. BOSNIAN REPRESENTATIVES CONTINUE THEIR DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS TO CONVINCE REPUBLICANS IN THE US CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE SENDING OF US PEACEKEEPERS TO BOSNIA. STRINGER BORO KONTIC REPORTS. (SERBIAN 11/28)

    TUDJMAN / UN -- CROATIAN PRESIDENT F. TUDJMAN REPEATED HIS OPPOSITION TO THE EXTENSION OF UN TROOP MANDATE IN CROATIA. IN THE MEANTIME, CROATS FROM THE BOSNIAN POSAVINA REGION URGED PRESIDENT TUDJMAN NOT TO SIGN A BOSNIAN PEACE AGREEMENT IN PARIS. STRINGER STEVICA SUSA REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (SERBIAN 11/28)

    NATO / RUSSIA -- NATO AND RUSSIA REACHED AN AGREEMENT ON THE PARTICIPATION OF RUSSIAN TROOPS IN A MULTINATIONAL PEACE KEEPING FORCE IN BOSNIA. THE ACCORD SETS UP A FORMAL MECHANISM UNDER WHICH MOSCOW WILL HAVE ITS SAY, BUT NOT VETO, IN DECISIONS AFFECTING THE PEACE FORCE. STRINGER DRAGAN BLAGOJEVIC REPORTS FROM BRUSSELS. (SERBIAN 11/28)

    SERBIA / SOCIALISTS -- THREE LEADING MEMBERS OF THE RULING SOCIALIST PARTY OF SERBIA WERE REMOVED FROM THEIR POSITIONS. IT IS BELIEVED THAT PRESIDENT S MILOSEVIC, IN A SHIFT OF HIS POLICIES, WANTED TO GET RID OF THE OLD CADRES. STRINGER MILICA KUBUROVIC REPORTS FROM BELGRADE. (SERBIAN 11/28)

    CLINTON ADDRESS / BOSNIA -- IN HIS NATIONWIDE SPEECH, PRESIDENT CLINTON EXPLAINED WHY THE US SHOULD SEND FORCES TO PROTECT PEACE IN FORMER YUGOSLAVIA. STAFFER ZEINAB ABDELRAHMAN INTERVIEWS PROFESSOR GREGORY GAUSE OF VERMONT UNIVERSITY ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION. (ARABIC 11/28)

    DAYTON AGREEMENT / REACTIONS -- IVO BANAC, HISTORY PROFESSOR AT YALE UNIVERSITY DISCUSSES THE DAYTON PEACE-PLAN, AND US INTERESTS IN THE BALKANS. HE SAYS THE US IS MOSTLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE BALANCE OF POWER AND STABILITY IN THE BALKANS. INTERVIEW BY STAFFER IVANA KUHAR. (CROATIAN 11/28)

    CLINTON BOSNIA SPEECH REACTION / GARNETT -- SHERMAN GARNETT OF THE CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT TALKS TO STAFFER NATALIE CLARKSON ABOUT PRESIDENT CLINTON'S BOSNIA SPEECH. HE FEELS THAT PRESIDENT CLINTON WAS SUCCESSFUL IN PRESENTING HIS CASE FOR SENDING US TROOPS TO BOSNIA AND ON DEPICTING THE US ROLE IN THE WORLD. (RUSSIAN 11/28)

    CLINTON BOSNIA SPEECH REACTION / MCFAUL -- POLITICAL SCIENTIST MICHAEL MCFAUL WHO RECENTLY RETURNED FROM A VISIT TO RUSSIA SAID IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER NATALIE CLARKSON THAT PRESIDENT YELTSIN SUPPORTS PRESIDENT CLINTON'S INITIATIVE ON THE BOSNIA QUESTION. SOME OF THE CAMPAIGN RHETORIC IN RUSSIA AT THE CURRENT TIME, HE CONTINUED, CENTERS AROUND THE ALLEGATION THAT THIS INITIATIVE IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF US EXPANSIONISM. (RUSSIAN 11/28)

    CLINTON BOSNIA SPEECH REACTION / REMINGTON -- PROFESSOR THOMAS REMINGTON OF EMORY UNIVERSITY IN ATLANTA THINKS THAT PRESIDENT CLINTON MADE THE CASE FOR US PARTICIPATION IN THE BOSNIAN CONFLICT WELL. HE TOLD STAFFER NATALIE CLARKSON THAT WITHOUT US INVOLVEMENT, THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE IN THAT REGION OF THE WORLD. (RUSSIAN 11/28)

    CLINTON BOSNIA SPEECH REACTION / FREIDIN -- PROFESSOR GREGORY FREIDIN OF STANFORD SAYS IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER VLADIMIR MATLIN THAT IT IS IN THE GLOBAL VITAL INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE A LEADING ROLE AND HELP SECURE PEACE IN THE BALKANS. (RUSSIAN 11/28)

    CLINTON BOSNIA SPEECH REACTION / LEGVOLD -- PROFESSOR ROBERT LEGVOLD OF COLUMBIA TOLD STAFFER ALEC BATCHAN THAT ALTHOUGH PRESIDENT CLINTON'S SPEECH ON BOSNIA WAS EFFECTIVE, IT DID NOT NECESSARILY CONVINCE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF THE NECESSITY OF THIS STEP. CONGRESS, HE FEELS, WILL SUPPORT PRESIDENT CLINTON IN HIS BOSNIA INITIATIVE. (RUSSIAN 11/28)

    EURO-MEDITERRANEAN CONFERENCE -- TWENTY SEVEN NATIONS FROM EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN ARE HOLDING AN UNPRECEDENTED CONFERENCE IN BARCELONA TO DISCUSS WAYS OF EXPANDING TRADE AND PARTNERSHIP AMONG THEM. STAFFER ZEINAB ABDELRAHMAN INTERVIEWS DR MOHAMED SALEEM, PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY ON THE CONFERENCE. (ARABIC 11/28)

    CONGRESSMAN FROST / ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT -- STAFFER ELENA LAZAR INTERVIEWS CONGRESSMAN MARTIN FROST (D-TEXAS), RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE US HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE. CONGRESSMAN FROST SPOKE ABOUT HIS MEETING WITH ROMANIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS VISITING WASHINGTON, AND THE OBJECTIVES OF THE AMERICAN PROGRAM OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE PARLIAMENT OF ROMANIA. (ROMANIAN 11/28)

    POLAND / POLITICS -- TOMASZ NALECZ, A MEMBER OF THE POLISH PARLIAMENT AND LEADER OF THE LEFTIST LABOR UNION DISCUSSED THE IMPACT OF KWASNIEWSKI'S VICTORY ON THE POLISH POLITICAL SCENE. NALECZ ASSUMES THAT THE FRAGMENTED POLITICAL SCENE WILL REGROUP, CREATING LARGER POLITICAL BLOCS: THE LEFTISTS, CENTRISTS AND CONSERVATIVES. INTERVIEW BY REPORTER WOJTEK MINICZ IN WARSAW. (POLISH 11/27)

    EUROPEAN UNION / BRATISLAVA -- MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DENIED THAT THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS BEEN INTERFERING IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF SLOVAKIA BY CRITICIZING THE LACK OF DEMOCRACY IN THAT COUNTRY. STRINGER PUSKAILER REPORTS FROM BRATISLAVA. (SLOVAK 11/27)

    SLOVAK TV DIRECTOR -- THE SLOVAK GOVERNMENT HAS REPLACED THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF STATE-OWNED SLOVAK TV. SLOVAK STRINGER PUSKAILER REPORTS. (SLOVAK 11/27)

    SLOVAK PRESIDENT / LANGUAGE LAW SIGNED -- SLOVAK PRESIDENT MICHAL KOVAC HAS SIGNED THE CONTROVERSIAL LANGUAGE LAW, BUT AT THE SAME TIME CALLED ON PARLIAMENT TO PASS ADDITIONAL LAWS TO PROTECT MINORITY RIGHTS. KOVAC SAID HE BELIEVES THE LAW FULFILLS ARTICLE 6, PARAGRAPH 1, OF THE SLOVAK CONSTITUTION, WHICH STATES THAT THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC IS SLOVAK. STRINGER MIROSLAV ORAVEC REPORTS. (SLOVAK 11/28)

    IRELAND / DIVORCE -- REPORTER JOHN PITMAN SPEAKS TO MICHAEL MCATEER, FORMER RELIGION EDITOR FOR THE TORONTO STAR WHO GREW UP IN IRELAND, ABOUT THE DIVORCE REFERENDUM AND ITS IMPLICATIONS. HE SAYS THE RESULT REFLECTS THE WANING INFLUENCE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN IRELAND AFTER 20 YEARS OF LIBERALIZING INFLUENCES. HE SAYS THE CLOSENESS OF THE VOTE DOESN'T REFLECT WHAT PUBLIC OPINION POLLS HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL YEAR, WHICH IS THAT THE IRISH ARE READY TO MAKE CHANGES ON MORE ISSUES. (ENP 11/28)

    INSIDE EURASIA:

    MOSCOW / BEIJING / SUMMIT -- MOSCOW STRINGER HA GIANG REPORTS THAT SINO-RUSSIAN RELATIONS ARE WARMING UP AS YELTSIN PREPARES TO VISIT CHINA. (VIETNAMESE 11/28)

    INSIDE LATIN AMERICA:

    RIO / MARCH FOR PEACE -- TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BRAZILIANS MARCHED IN RIO DE JANEIRO IN A DEMONSTRATION FOR PEACE AND AGAINST CRIMINAL VIOLENCE BY ARMED GANGS AND VIOLENT POLICE REPRESSION IN THEIR CITY. STRINGER VALENTIN GALVAN REPORTS. (SPANISH 11/28)

    US / CUBA TALKS ENDED -- REPRESENTATIVES OF THE US GOVERNMENT AND CUBA HOLD THE FIFTH ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS ON MIGRATION ISSUES, INCLUDING TAXES AND CHARGES IMPOSED BY THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT ON CUBAN WHO WANT TO EMIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES. CORRESPONDENT LUIS TAMAYO REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. (SPANISH 11/28)

    VENEZUELAN OIL STRIKE / MARKETS -- THE THREAT OF A STRIKE IN VENEZUELA BY WORKERS OF THE OIL INDUSTRY CAUSED AN INCREASE IN THE PRICES OF OIL IN NEW YORK COMMODITIES MARKETS. CORRESPONDENT LUIS TAMAYO REPORTS. (SPANISH 11/28)

    PRESIDENT CLINTON SPEECH TO BRITISH PARLIAMENT -- PRESIDENT CLINTON TALKED ABOUT BILATERAL RELATIONS, WORLD AFFAIRS, INCLUDING THE CRISIS IN BOSNIA, AND THE PEACE PROCESS IN NORTHERN IRELAND IN A SPEECH TO THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT IN LONDON. MAIN PORTION OF THE SPEECH WAS BROADCAST LIVE WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION TO SPANISH BY EDITOR CESAR CARDOZA. (SPANISH 11/29) 29-Nov-95 4:33 PM EST (2133 UTC)
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