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Voice of America Digest, 27 October 1995

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

Voice of America Directory

CONTENTS

  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - OCTOBER 27, 1995


  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - OCTOBER 27, 1995

    DATE=10/27/95
    TYPE=ADVISORY
    CONTENT=

    VOA DIGEST - 10/27/95

    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:

    PERRY / GRACHEV -- US DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM PERRY AND RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER PAVEL GRACHEV CONTINUE TALKS TODAY ON HOW TO INCLUDE RUSSIAN TROOPS IN A FUTURE NATO PEACEKEEPING OPERATION IN BOSNIA. THE TWO DEFENSE CHIEFS ARE OBSERVING UNPRECEDENTED JOINT US-RUSSIAN PEACEKEEPING EXERCISES IN KANSAS. CORRESPONDENT DAVID GOLLUST REPORTS FROM THE PENTAGON. (10/27)

    RUSSIA / YELTSIN -- RUSSIA'S PRIME MINISTER SAYS PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN IS DOING WELL, ONE DAY AFTER BEING RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH HEART PROBLEMS. CORRESPONDENT ELIZABETH ARROTT IN MOSCOW HAS THE LATEST ON MR YELTSIN'S MEDICAL CONDITION. (10/27)

    RUSSIA / YELTSIN -- WHILE AIDES ARE TRYING TO DOWNPLAY THE SEVERITY OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN'S LATEST ILLNESS, IT SEEMS CERTAIN THE PRESIDENT WILL NEED TIME TO RECOVER BEFORE HE CAN RESUME HIS FULL SCHEDULE. CORRESPONDENT ELIZABETH ARROTT IN MOSCOW REPORTS THE ILLNESS THREATENS TO DETRACT FROM ONE OF MR YELTSIN'S RECENT DIPLOMATIC TRIUMPHS. (10/26)

    CHRISTOPHER / SYRIA -- SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER HAS DECIDED TO MAKE A BRIEF STOP IN DAMASCUS TO MEET PRESIDENT HAFEZ AL-ASSAD ON HIS WAY BACK TO THE UNITED STATES FROM AN ECONOMIC CONFERENCE IN JORDAN. CORRESPONDENT RON PEMSTEIN REPORTS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT ON THE REASONS FOR A CHANGE IN SCHEDULE. (10/26)

    ISRAEL / SYRIA -- ISRAELI OFFICIALS HAVE EXPRESSED SKEPTICISM THAT NEXT MONDAY'S VISIT TO DAMASCUS BY SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER WILL RESULT IN A RESUMPTION OF ISRAEL-SYRIA PEACE TALKS. CORRESPONDENT AL PESSIN REPORTS FROM JERUSALEM. (10/27)

    KOREA / SHOOTING -- SOUTH KOREAN AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE KILLED A NORTH KOREAN AGENT AFTER A THREE-DAY SEARCH OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL, SEOUL. AS WE HEAR FROM CORRESPONDENT MAX RUSTON IN OUR ASIA NEWS CENTER, THE ALLEGED SPY IS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT FRIDAY AND DIED WHILE IN MILITARY CUSTODY. (10/27)

    FRANCE / TAIWAN ARMS -- A FRENCH ARMS COMPANY IS COMPETING FOR A DEFENSE CONTRACT WITH TAIWAN, DESPITE A FRENCH AGREEMENT WITH BEIJING NOT TO SELL ARMS TO THE ISLAND. STRINGER JULIAN NUNDY REPORTS FROM PARIS. (10/27)

    IRAN / INDICTMENTS -- SEVEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INDICTED IN OHIO IN AN ALLEGED CONSPIRACY TO ILLEGALLY EXPORT SOPHISTICATED ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT TO IRAN. THOSE INDICTED INCLUDE AN OFFICIAL OF IRAN'S DEFENSE MINISTRY. CORRESPONDENT GARY THOMAS REPORTS. (10/27)

    WORLD BANK / EUROPE -- WORLD BANK PRESIDENT JAMES WOLFENSOHN IS IN BUDAPEST, THE SECOND STOP ON A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA. CORRESPONDENT BARRY WOOD REPORTS THE WORLD BANK LEADER IS VISITING SOME OF THE BANK'S CLIENT COUNTRIES IN THE REGION. (10/27)

    GERMANY / TERRORISM -- GERMAN AUTHORITIES ARE OFFERING A SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION ABOUT A MYSTERIOUS NEW TERRORIST ORGANIZATION BELIEVED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLACING BOMBS OUTSIDE THE HOMES OF SEVERAL LEADING POLITICIANS. CORRESPONDENT KYLE KING REPORTS FROM BONN. (10/27)

    LIBERIA / PREVIEW -- THE UNITED NATIONS IS HOSTING A PLEDGING CONFERENCE TO RAISE ABOUT 150 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE PEACE PROCESS IN LIBERIA. INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE IS CONSIDERED VITAL IF THE LATEST PEACE AGREEMENT IS TO SUCCEED. CORRESPONDENT ELAINE JOHANSON REPORTS. (10/26)

    SUDAN / REBEL OFFENSIVE -- SUDANESE REBELS CLAIM THEY HAVE CAPTURED A STRATEGIC TOWN AND PUSHED NORTH IN WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE BEGINNING OF NEW DRY SEASON FIGHTING. CORRESPONDENT SONYA LAURENCE GREEN REPORTS. (10/27)

    COSTA RICA / COLOMBIA PEACE -- A COLOMBIAN GUERRILLA LEADER VISITED COSTA RICA THURSDAY TO EXPRESS HIS GROUP'S SUPPORT FOR THE COSTA RICAN INITIATIVE DECLARING OCTOBER 24-31ST WORLD PEACE WEEK. AS CORRESPONDENT BILL RODGERS REPORTS FROM SAN JOSE, THE GUERRILLA LEADER USED THE OCCASION TO APPEAL TO COSTA RICA AND OTHER FRIENDLY COUNTRIES TO WORK FOR PEACE IN HIS NATION. (10/26)

    MEXICO PESO -- THE MEXICAN PESO FELL SHARPLY THURSDAY AGAINST THE US DOLLAR DROPPING TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE LAST MARCH, AS CORRESPONDENT BILL RODGERS REPORTS INVESTOR CONCERNS OVER MEXICO'S ECONOMY AND POLITICAL FUTURE ARE BEING BLAMED FOR THE CURRENCY'S DECLINE. (10/26)

    MEXICO / ARREST -- ALLEGED ZAPATISTA LEADER FERNANDO YANEZ WAS FORMALLY CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL ARMS POSSESSION, A DECISION THAT COULD DERAIL THE PEACE PROCESS IN THE SOUTHERN STATE OF CHIAPAS. IN RESPONSE TO MR YANEZ ARREST LAST SATURDAY, ZAPATISTA LEADERS DECLARED A MILITARY ALERT AND ARE DISCUSSING WHETHER OR NOT TO CONTINUE PEACE TALKS WITH THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT. STRINGER CINDY LAVANDEROS REPORTS FROM MEXICO CITY. (10/26)

    BRAZIL / RELIGIOUS WAR -- A BRAZILIAN EVANGELICAL BISHOP HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH DESECRATION OF THE COUNTRY'S PATRON, THE VIRGIN OF APARECIDA. THE CRIMINAL CHARGES LODGED IN SAO PAULO ARE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN WHAT THE MEDIA ARE CALLING A RELIGIOUS WAR. DETAILS FROM CORRESPONDENT GEORGE MEEK IN RIO DE JANEIRO. (10/26)

    US / BUDGET -- AS THE REPUBLICAN-LED HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PREPARES TO VOTE ON THE BUDGET, A NEW OPINION POLL SHOWS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DISAPPROVING OF CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET PRIORITIES. HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH IMMEDIATELY DENOUNCED THE SURVEY AS DISINFORMATION, WHILE THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION, WHICH OPPOSES REPUBLICAN BUDGET PLANS, SAYS IT IS NOT SURPRISED BY THE POLL. WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS. (10/26)

    US ECONOMY / GDP -- THE US ECONOMY GREW AT A FASTER-THAN-EXPECTED RATE IN THE THIRD QUARTER. STAFFER JILL GATHMANN REPORTS THE ECONOMIC SURGE IS THE SHARPEST INCREASE SINCE LATE LAST YEAR. (10/27)

    SALENA VERDICT -- CHEERS OF APPROVAL OUTSIDE A HOUSTON, TEXAS COURTROOM GREETED THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE CONVICTED KILLER OF GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING TEJANO SINGING STAR SALENA QUINTANILLA PEREZ WILL SERVE A LIFE TERM IN PRISON FOR HER CRIME. THAT'S AT LEAST 30 YEARS UNDER TEXAS LAW. CORRESPONDENT PAUL FRANCUCH HAS MORE ON THE SENTENCE. (10/26)

    THE EDUCATION BUSINESS -- THE 20TH CENTURY HAS WITNESSED A GLOBAL MOVE TOWARD PUBLIC EDUCATION, AS GOVERNMENTS IN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING WORLDS ALIKE HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO PROVIDE SCHOOLS FOR ALL CHILDREN. BUT TODAY, INCREASING NUMBERS OF EDUCATORS BELIEVE THE PRIVATE SECTOR CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN PUBLIC EDUCATION. CURRENT AFFAIRS' LINDA CASHDAN TALKS TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EDUCATORS ABOUT EXPERIMENTAL PRIVATE-PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. (10/27)

    QUEBEC REFERENDUM -- CURRENT AFFAIRS' BARBARA SCHOETZAU REPORTS QUEBECKERS GO TO THE POLLS MONDAY TO VOTE ON A CONTROVERSIAL REFERENDUM TO SEPARATE THE PROVINCE FROM THE REST OF CANADA. (10/27)

    AUSTRALIA / CHAMBER ORCHESTRA -- THE AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF SYDNEY -- AUSTRALIA'S MOST WIDELY-TRAVELED CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -- RECENTLY GAVE A CONCERT IN NEW YORK'S CARNEGIE HALL. CORRESPONDENT MARTIN BUSH REPORTS. (10/27)

    ALASKA / SALMON INDUSTRY -- ONE OF THE BIGGEST INDUSTRIES IN THE STATE OF ALASKA IS FISHING AND THE MOST POPULAR FISH FOUND IN THE STATE'S COASTAL WATERWAYS IS SALMON. MAINTAINING THE SUPPLY OF WILD SALMON AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS THEM IS A CHALLENGE FOR STATE OFFICIALS AND THE FISHING INDUSTRY. AND, AS CORRESPONDENT GREG FLAKUS REPORTS FROM JUNEAU, ALASKA, DIMINISHING SALMON RUNS ELSEWHERE IN THE NORTHWEST HAVE PROMPTED CALLS TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SALMON THAT CAN BE HARVESTED IN ALASKA. (10/27)

    UMBILICAL CORDS / NEW BLOOD CELLS -- ALL OF US, WHEN WE'RE BORN, COME ATTACHED TO A LONG, THIN CORD THAT BROUGHT US NOURISHMENT DURING NINE MONTHS IN THE WOMB. CURRENT AFFAIRS' BRIAN CISLAK REPORTS THAT THESE UMBILICAL CORDS, NORMALLY THROWN AWAY FOLLOWING BIRTH, CAN BE A SOURCE OF "BUILDING BLOCKS" FOR NEW BLOOD CELLS, AND AN ALTERNATIVE TO BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTS FOR PATIENTS WITH LEUKEMIA, ANEMIA AND OTHER BLOOD-DESTROYING DISEASES. (10/27)

    GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS / GLOBAL ECONOMY -- HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR ROSABETH MOSS KANTER TALKS ABOUT THE FEARS PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND WHY THOSE FEARS ARE LARGELY UNFOUNDED. SHE ALSO DESCRIBES CHARACTERISTICS OF THOSE WHO WILL SUCCEED IN THIS NEW ECONOMY. CURRENT AFFAIRS' CAROL PEARSON REPORTS. (10/27)

    CANCER / WORLD BICYCLE TOUR -- HAVING LOST BOTH PARENTS AND A GRANDMOTHER TO CANCER AND HAVING A SISTER THREATENED WITH THE DISEASE, RICHARD DRORBAUGH WAS DETERMINED TO FIGHT IT. AND IN 1993 HE SET OUT ON A WORLD BICYCLE RIDE AGAINST CANCER TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS. CURRENT AFFAIRS' SUSAN LOGUE REPORTS, THE STORY OF THAT JOURNEY IS NOW A PAPERBACK BOOK. (10/27)

    OLYMPICS PREVIEW / HOSTING FOREIGN ATHLETES -- THE ATHLETES FROM 197 COUNTRIES EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, NEXT SUMMER WILL ARRIVE SEVERAL WEEKS EARLY TO TRAIN, AND TO GET USED TO GEORGIA'S HEAT AND HUMIDITY. CURRENT AFFAIRS' MARILYN SILVEY REPORTS THAT DOZENS OF SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES ARE OFFERING HOUSING, FOOD AND TRAINING FACILITIES, SOMETIMES WITHOUT CHARGE, TO THESE ATHLETES. (10/27)

    WORLD SERIES / GAME 5 -- IN THE NORTH AMERICAN BASEBALL WORLD SERIES, THE CLEVELAND INDIANS DEFEATED THE ATLANTA BRAVES FIVE TO FOUR AND THE SERIES RETURNS TO ATLANTA SATURDAY FOR A SIXTH GAME. LARRY BANDY REPORTS FROM CLEVELAND. (10/27)

    VOA REPORTS IN INDIVIDUAL LANGUAGES:

    INSIDE USA:

    BLACK COMMUNITY / TALK TO AMERICA -- IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE MILLION MAN MARCH, AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES ARE LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO REVITALIZE THEIR COMMUNITIES AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROBLEMS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. 'TALK TO AMERICA' IS JOINED BY DR. LAWRENCE GARY, A PROFESSOR IN THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY, AND DR MILTON MORRIS, THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AT THE JOINT CENTER FOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STUDIES. BOTH EXPERTS TALKED ABOUT WHAT THOSE PROBLEMS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY ARE, AND HOW THEY MIGHT BE ADDRESSED. (ENGLISH 10/27)

    IRANIAN ART / AMERICAN MUSEUM -- LOS ANGELES STAFFER MOHAMMAD RAZAVI REPORTS ON THE OPENING OF A MAJOR J PAUL GETTY MUSEUM EXHIBIT ON THE ART OF THE BOOK OF ESFAHAN, IRAN, FROM THE 16TH, 17TH, AND 18TH CENTURY. THE EXHIBITION INCLUDED ART WORKS PRODUCED BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMENIAN, JEWISH, AND MUSLIM COMMUNITIES. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES AN INTERVIEW WITH EXHIBITION CURATOR DR T CRANE. (FARSI 10/26, 10/27)

    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / ROMANIAN MANUSCRIPTS -- STAFFER DORIN D MOTZ REPORTS ON THE SPECIAL LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DISPLAY OF DEMETRIUS CANTEMIR'S 'HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE,' ALONG WITH A RARE GEORGE ENESCO COMPOSITION MANUSCRIPT. STAFFER INTERVIEWS SENIOR LIBRARIAN GRANT HARRIS. (ROMANIAN 10/26)

    BANGLA EYE SPECIALIST -- DR.ABDUL BARI, PHYSICIAN AND EYE SPECIALIST FROM BANGLADESH PARTICIPATED IN A SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIANS (AAFP) IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ASIM CHAKRABARTI, DR.BARI DISCUSSED HIS US VISIT AND THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR EYE TREATMENT AND EYE OPERATIONS IN BANGLADESH. (BANGLA 10/26)

    BANGLADESH UN DELEGATE -- MR.ZAGLUL AHMED CHOUDHURY, SENIOR JOURNALIST AND MEMBER OF BANGLADESH DELEGATION TO THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS, IS INTERVIEWED BY STRINGER ZAKIA KHAN IN NEW YORK. (BANGLA 10/27)

    NOBEL PRIZE / ECONOMICS -- ROBERT LUCAS JR, A UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIST WHO 25 YEARS AGO SHATTERED THE WIDELY HELD BELIEF THAT GOVERNMENT COULD FINE-TUNE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ECONOMY, WAS NAMED THE WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR ECONOMICS. STAFFER HAI GIVES A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF HIS THEORY AND INTERVIEWS TWO ECONOMISTS, INCLUDING 1981 NOBEL PRIZE WINNER JAMES TOBIN. (MANDARIN 10/27)

    US / MAYOR OF CERRITOS, CA -- STAFFER KUO-FU SHU IN LOS ANGELES INTERVIEWS THE MAYOR OF CERRITOS, CA, HU ZHANG YANYAN, WHO EMIGRATED TO THE US FROM TAIWAN IN THE 1970S. THE MAYOR TALKS ABOUT HOW SHE ESTABLISHED HERSELF IN BUSINESS, BEGAN A POLITICAL CAREER, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY. (MANDARIN 10/27)

    VIETNAMESE SINGER / US CAREER -- HOUSTON STRINGER TRUONG KY INTERVIEWED POPULAR SINGER HUONG LAN ON HER NEW LIFE AND RECENT RECORDING SESSIONS IN TEXAS. (VIETNAMESE 10/27)

    QUEBEC / MONDAY VOTE -- STAFFER HAI VAN CHU AND MONTREAL STRINGER TRUONG KY REPORT ON THE MAJOR ISSUES AT STAKE IN THE ELECTION NEXT WEEK IN THE PROVINCE WHERE A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE IMMIGRANTS HAVE SETTLED. (VIETNAMESE 10/27)

    VIET / REAL ESTATE AGENT -- STAFFER NHUNG NUGYEN INTERVIEWED NORTHERN VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE BROKER LIEN TRAN AS PART OF HER REGULAR SERIES ON THE DIVERSE CAREERS VIETNAMESE WOMEN HAVE FOUND IN THE US. (VIETNAMESE 10/27)

    QUEBEC / REFERENDUM -- QUEBEC HOLDS A REFERENDUM MONDAY ON ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM CANADA. THE PROSPECT OF ITS INDEPENDENCE IS OF SPECIAL CONCERN TO THE 100,000 SOME FRANCOPHONES LIVING IN THE NEIGHBORING PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. REPORTER GAEDIC BONABESSE SPOKE WITH ISSAM MASSOUH, OF THE EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL OF KINGSTOWN. (FRENCH 10/27)

    JAZZ KEYBOARDIST / HERBIE HANCOCK -- HERBIE HANCOCK HAS RELEASED HIS FIRST ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS. THE CD, TITLED DIS IS DA DRUM, FUSES AFRICAN RHYTHMS AND HIP-HOP GROOVES WITHIN TRADITIONAL JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS. REPORTER VERLA WILEY PREPARED THIS FEATURE. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/27)

    INSIDE AFRICA:

    NIGERIA / CREATION OF NEW STATES -- THE MOVEMENT TO CREATE BAYAJIDA STATE IN NIGERIA DEPLORED THE WITHDRAWAL OF SUPPORT BY THE EMIR OF GUMEL. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER AHMED YERIMA, AN EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF THE MOVEMENT ALHAJI AHMED MOHAMMED DAJI, SAID THE EMIR INITIALLY SUPPORTED THE CREATION OF BAYAJIDA STATE, BUT LATER WITHDREW IT. MR MOHAMMED DAJI SAID THEY WILL CONTINUE THEIR CAMPAIGN, DESPITE ALL THE ODDS. (HAUSA 10/26)

    SENEGAL / CASAMANCE -- A SOLDIER AND FOUR REBELS WERE KILLED THIS WEEK IN ACTIONS BY THE SENEGALESE ARMY AGAINST THE CASAMANCE REBELS. THE WAR BETWEEN THE SENEGALESE GOVERNMENT AND REBELS IN THE SOUTHERN AREA BORDERING GUINEA-BISSAU CALLED CASAMANCE HAS LASTED ALMOST A DECADE. STAFFER IDRISSA FALL TALKED WITH SENEGAL'S PRIME MINISTER HABIB THIAM, WHO WAS IN WASHINGTON, ABOUT THE ISSUES BEHIND THE CONFLICT AND PROSPECTS FOR SETTLEMENT. (FRENCH 10/27)

    ANGOLA / PLANNING -- ANGOLA MINISTER OF PLANNING, JOS?E PEDRO MORAIS, IN A INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER NELSON HERBERT, TALKS ABOUT THE MEETING IN NEW YORK ORGANIZED BY THE AFRO-AMERICAN INSTITUTE. THE MEETING FOCUSED ON SOUTHERN AFRICAN STATES' ECONOMIES AND WAS ATTENDED BY US SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, RON BROWN AND US ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS, GEORGE MOOSE. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 10/26)

    MOZAMBIQUE / COMMONWEALTH -- COMMONWEALTH MEMBERS STATES ARE EXPRESSING SOME CONCERNS THAT THE MOZAMBICAN GOVERNMENT MAY APPLY FOR A MEMBERSHIP IN THAT ORGANIZATION. THE CONCERNS ARE EXPRESSED IN A COMMUNIQUE PUBLISHED IN NEW ZEALAND BY THE FOREIGN MINISTRY OF THAT COUNTRY. STAFFER OVIDIO PEQUENO REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 10/26)

    KENYA / OPPOSITION / RWANDA -- NINE KENYAN OPPOSITION LEADERS LEFT FOR RWANDA DESPITE THREATS AND AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT MOI THAT THEIR ACTIONS ARE AGAINST KENYA'S INTERESTS. STRINGER MG JOEL REPORTS FROM NAIROBI. (SWAHILI 10/27)

    KENYA / POLITICAL PRISONERS -- STAFFER TOM ATANDI SPOKE WITH MIRUGI KARIUKI, ATTORNEY FOR MEMBERS OF THE MUNGIKI GROUP WHO WERE SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS OF PRISON FOR TAKING TRADITIONAL OATHS. SIXTY-THREE PERSONS WERE ARRESTED, THOUGH SOME WERE RELEASED ON PROBATION. THE ATTORNEY IS APPEALING THE CASE BECAUSE HE SAID THAT THE SENTENCES ARE PURELY POLITICAL AND WERE HANDED DOWN ON THE ORDERS OF PRESIDENT MOI. (SWAHILI 10/27)

    TANZANIA / ELECTIONS -- STRINGER PASCAL SHIJA PREVIEWS SUNDAY'S ELECTIONS IN MAINLAND TANZANIA. SATURDAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR ALL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO HAVE CAMPAIGN RALLIES. THE OPPOSITION PARTY LEADERS ARE MEETING IN DAR ES SALAAM TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY WILL BOYCOTT THE MAINLAND ELECTIONS ON SUNDAY BECAUSE OF THE ELECTION CONTROVERSY IN ZANZIBAR. MR SHIJA QUOTES A LOCAL NEWSPAPER WARNING THAT ALL THE KNIVES AND "PANGAS" HAVE BEEN BOUGHT FROM THE STORES ON THE ISLAND OF PEMBA. (SWAHILI 10/27)

    ZANZIBAR PRESIDENT SWORN IN -- STAFFER AIKA ELINEWINGA TALKS WITH JOURNALIST MOUSSA HAJJI FOUM IN ZANZIBAR ON THE PRESIDENT'S SWEARING IN CEREMONY. THE CEREMONY WENT SMOOTHLY. MR FOUM DID SAY THAT OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS ARE WAITING FOR THE DAR ES SALAAM MEETING OF THE OPPOSITION LEADERS. (SWAHILI 10/27)

    ANGOLA / MOURA -- ANGOLAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, VENANCIO DE MOURA, REAFFIRMED TODAY THE COMMITMENT OF THE ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT TO SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF FREQUENCIES FOR UN RADIO IN LUANDA. IN A INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER LUIS COSTA, MR. MOURA SAID THAT UNAVEM HAS BEEN USING THE TIME ALLOCATED TO THEM AT ANGOLA NATIONAL RADIO AND TV. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 10/26)

    IVORY COAST / POLITICS -- THE MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY, THE IVORIAN POPULAR FRONT HAS SET OUT THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH IT WILL PARTICIPATE IN UPCOMING PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER IN THAT COUNTRY. ABDOUDRAMANE SANGARE OF THE FPT DESCRIBED THEM TO STAFFER JULIUS BARTHSON. (FRENCH 10/27)

    UN / LIBERIA -- UN OFFICIALS AND AFRICAN LEADERS ARE MEETING IN NEW YORK TO RAISE MORE THAN 100-MILLION DOLLARS FOR LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE. REPORTER JOE DECAPUA SPOKE WITH UN UNDERSECRETARY GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, PETER HANSEN. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/27)

    WOMEN / DEMOCRACY -- IN AFRICA, FEW WOMEN ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF DEMOCRATIZATION EFFORTS. SOME BLAME THAT ON COLONIALISM AND PATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES. NIGERIAN HISTORY PROFESSOR ONAIWU OGBOMO OF ALLEGHENY UNIVERSITY IN MIDLAND, PENNSYLVANIA,TALKS TO REPORTER JOE DECAPUA ABOUT THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN AFRICA. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/26)

    MOZAMBIQUE / ANNIVERSARY -- MOZAMBIQUE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR OF DEMOCRACY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28. REPORTER WILLIAM EAGLE TALKS WITH CARLOS CARDOSO, THE EDITOR OF MEDIAFAX DAILY NEWSWIRE AND POLITICAL ANALYST MIGUEL DE BRITO, NOW ON ASSIGNMENT WITH THE UN RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/27)

    ART THEFT / MALI -- THE THEFT OF VALUABLE ART OBJECTS IS A PROBLEM THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPING WORLD, AND PARTICULARLY IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHICH OFTEN DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO PROTECT AND SAFEGUARD THEIR WORKS OF CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS OR ARCHEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE. THE PROBLEM IS ESPECIALLY SERIOUS IN MALI WHERE OBSERVERS SAY WESTERN DEALERS AND COLLECTORS HAVE SYSTEMATICALLY COMMISSIONED THE PLUNDERING OF ITS NATIONAL TREASURES. STAFFER JESSICA HARTMAN INTERVIEWED SAMUEL SIDIBE, DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN BAMAKO, YOUSSOUF DABOLA, EDITOR IN CHIEF AT RADIO KLEDU, LINDELL PROTT, HEAD OF THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS SECTION, CULTURAL PROPERTY DIVISION OF UNESCO. (FRENCH 10/26)

    KWAZULU-NATAL / ELECTIONS -- LOCAL ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN SOUTH AFRICA ON NOVEMBER 1, EXCEPT IN KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE, WHERE THEY'LL BE HELD IN MARCH. REPORTER DEBORAH BLOCK SPOKE WITH VUSI MADONSELA, COORDINATOR OF VOTER EDUCATION FOR THE KWAZULU-NATAL FORUM ON EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/26)

    INSIDE MIDEAST:

    ARAB REACTION / US EMBASSY / JERUSALEM -- INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS IN THE GULF, EGYPTIAN POLITICAL PARTIES, THE GREAT IMAM OF AL-AZHAR, EGYPT, GAD AL-HAQQ, AND UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND PROFESSOR, DR LOUIS CANTORI, ALL BELIEVE THAT THE US CONGRESSIONAL VOTE TO MOVE THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM WILL HURT THE PEACE PROCESS. REPORTS BY MAHMOUD ZAWAWI IN AMMAN, IBRAHIM ABDIN IN CAIRO, AND INTERVIEWS BY STAFFER HAYAT ALKHATEEB WITH PROFESSOR CANTORI AND BY STRINGER THABET EL-BARDICY WITH SHEIKH GAD AL-HAQQ. (ARABIC 10/26)

    ALGERIA / ELECTIONS -- NOUR EDDINE BOU QROUH, ONE OF FOUR ALGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND PRESIDENT OF AL-TAJDEED PARTY, TALKED TO STAFFER THABET EL-BARDICY IN A PHONE INTERVIEW ABOUT HIS PRESIDENTIAL PROGRAM. (ARABIC 10/26)

    SAUDI ARABIA / US -- FOLLOWING HIS TALKS WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON AT THE WHITE HOUSE, SAUDI MINISTER OF DEFENSE AND AVIATION, PRINCE SULTAN BIN ABEL AZIZ ANNOUNCED THAT HIS COUNTRY HAS SIGNED A CONTRACT TO BUY SIXTY ONE COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT FROM THE US. THE DEAL IS WORTH ABOUT SIX BILLION DOLLARS. STAFFER MOHAED ELSHINNAWI REPORTS. (ARABIC 10/26)

    IRANIAN PARLIAMENT / ELECTION PREVIEW -- STAFFER BEN ABBASSI SPOKE WITH TWO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE IRANIAN LIBERAL POLITICAL MOVEMENT OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY: HOMAYOUN MOQADDAM OF THE IRANIAN NATION PARTY, AND MEHRDAD ARFAZADEH, EUROPEAN REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NATIONAL FRONT. BOTH CRITICIZED CURRENT ELECTION PRACTICES AND CALLED FOR REFORM. (FARSI 10/26)

    UN 50TH / ROUNDTABLE -- TO MARK THE UN'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY, FEREIDOUN HOVEYDA, IRANIAN ENVOY TO THE UN UNDER THE PAHLAVIS, AND DR MANSOUR FARHANG, THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC'S FIRST UN AMBASSADOR AND NOW WITH BENNINGTON COLLEGE, JOINED STAFFER AHMAD BAHARLOO IN A DISCUSSION AND CALL-IN PROGRAM. (10/27)

    INSIDE CENTRAL ASIA:

    AZERBAIJAN / RELIGION -- ALLAHSHUKUR PASHAZADEH, THE SHAYKH UL-ISLAM OF BAKU, PARTICIPATED IN THE "CALL OF CONSCIENCE FOUNDATION" CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK. IN AN WITH AZERI STRINGER RAFAEL HUSAINOV, ALLAHSHUKUR PASHAZADEH TALKS ABOUT THE GOALS OF THE CONFERENCE IN BRINGING ABOUT PEACE TO THE REGION. HE ALSO REPORTS ON HIS MEETING WITH ARMENIAN AND RUSSIAN CHURCH LEADERS. (AZERI 10/27)

    INSIDE SOUTH ASIA:

    UP GOVERNOR / DECISION -- MOTI LAL VORA, THE GOVERNOR OF INDIA'S LARGEST STATE, UTTAR PRADESH, SAYS THREE POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAVE PUT THEIR CLAIMS TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. FEDERAL RULE HAS BEEN IMPOSED IN UP AFTER THE FALL OF MAYAWATI GOVERNMENT. MR. VORA SAYS THE SPEAKER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY WILL REVIEW THE LISTS OF SUPPORTERS PRESENTED BY THE PARTIES AND A DECISION WILL BE TAKEN BY THE GOVERNOR AT A LATER DATE. STRINGER REPORT. (HINDI 10/27)

    KASHMIR ELECTIONS -- THE GOVERNOR OF THE INDIAN STATE OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR, KV KRISHNA RAO IS IN NEW DELHI TO CONSULT WITH PRIME MINISTER RAO ON HOLDING ELECTIONS IN THE STATE WHERE CURRENT FEDERAL RULE EXPIRES IN JANUARY 1996. FAROOKH ABDULLA, NATIONAL CONFERENCE PARTY LEADER FROM THE STATE, IS JOINING IN THE CONSULTATIONS. STRINGER REPORT. (HINDI 10/27)

    KASHMIRI PUNDITS -- INDIAN STATES RUN BY BHARTIYA JANTA PARTY GOVERNMENTS, ARE MAKING SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF KASHMIRI PUNDITS WHO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BECAUSE OF MILITANCY IN KASHMIR. A SENIOR OFFICIAL OF BJP, KEDAR NATH SAHANI SAYS THE MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT IS ALSO TAKING STEPS TO REDUCE FEES FROM DISPLACED KASHMIRI CHILDREN. STRINGER REPORT. (HINDI 10/27)

    BANGLADESH / CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE -- THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATION OF BANGLADESH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES, MR.SALMAN RAHMAN WARNED THAT STRIKES AND ABSENTEEISM IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY WILL ONLY HURT THE STABILITY ESSENTIAL FOR THE PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF BANGLADESH. MEANWHILE ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION HAVE THREATENED TO GO ON A STRIKE FROM OCTOBER 29TH, UNLESS THEIR DEMANDS ARE MET. STRINGER ZAHURUL ALAM REPORTS FROM DHAKA. (BANGLA 10/27)

    BANGLA PROFESSIONALS STRIKE -- IN BANGLADESH, TEACHERS, DOCTORS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS WENT ON A ONE DAY STRIKE DEMANDING HIGHER PAY AND CERTAIN FACILITIES. MEANWHILE, THE POLITICAL CRISIS IN THAT COUNTRY CONTINUES WITH NO POSSIBLE SOLUTION EXPECTED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. STRINGER MATIUR RAHMAN CHOUDHURY REPORTS FROM DHAKA. (BANGLA 10/26)

    SAF GAMES -- SOUTH ASIAN FEDERATION GAMES ARE TO BE HELD IN MADRAS IN DECEMBER THIS YEAR. PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY ARE DISCUSSED BY STAFFER PUSHPA AGNIHOTRI IN AN INTERVIEW WITH INDIAN WRESTLING FEDERATION CHAIRMAN GURDAYAL SINGH MANDER. (HINDI 10/27)

    INSIDE EAST ASIA:

    DAIWA SCANDAL / IMPACT -- THE US GOVERNMENT ARRESTED A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF JAPAN'S DAIWA BANK ON CHARGES OF FALSIFYING BANK DOCUMENTS TO CONCEAL A $1.1 BILLION INVESTMENT LOSS. THE REPORT LOOKS INTO THE CAUSE AND IMPACT OF THE DAIWA BANK SCANDAL WHILE THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL GOING ON. STAFFER DR JIN, CHINESE FINANCIAL EXPERT, AND M WHITE, USDA. (MANDARIN 10/27)

    TAIWAN / CHINA -- THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAIWAN DPP PENG MINGMIN TOLD CORRESPONDENT TIEN KANGLIN THAT CHINA SHOULD NOT INTERFERE WITH TAIWANESE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS TO PURSUING DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM. HE POINTS OUT THAT SINCE 1949, TAIWAN HAS BEEN ENJOYING DE FACTO INDEPENDENCE AND THAT THE CURRENT PROBLEM IS HOW TO FORMALLY ESTABLISH INDEPENDENCE. THE US WON'T SUPPORT THE TAIWAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT, BUT INSISTS THE ISSUE BE SETTLED PEACEFULLY. PENG IMPLIES THAT THE DPP WON'T RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF TALKING WITH CHINESE AUTHORITIES. (MANDARIN 10/27)

    SINO-US SUMMIT / REACT -- STAFFER KUO-FU SHU IN LOS ANGELES INTERVIEWS CHINESE COMMENTATORS JIN YAORU, FORMER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, HONG KONG WENHUI DAILY, BU DAZHONG, WEST COAST CORRESPONDENT, CHINA TIMES, AND LIN ZHONGSHAN, DIRECTOR, FREE TAIWAN QUARTERLY, ON THE RECENT SINO-US SUMMIT. GENERALLY, ALL BELIEVE IT WILL LEAD TO IMPROVED US-CHINA RELATIONS. (MANDARIN 10/27)

    HONG KONG / JIANG'S US VISIT -- JIANG ZEMIN'S US VISIT IS SEEN TO HAVE INCREASED HIS POLITICAL CAPITAL IN CHINA AND IMPROVED HIS IMAGE ABROAD, EVEN THOUGH THE MEETING WITH CLINTON PRODUCED NO BREAKTHROUGHS. TWO COMMENTATORS NOTED THAT JIANG IS A WORLD LEADER AND SHOULD BE ACCORDED TREATMENT BEFITTING HIS STATUS. THE LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF MEETING SITE BECAUSE OF A HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBIT IN THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY IS SEEN AS THE RESULT OF CHINA'S INEXPERIENCE IN HANDLING PUBLIC RELATIONS. STAFFER CHOU YOUKANG IN HONG KONG INTERVIEWS HONG KONG COMMENTATOR LIU RUISHAO, SHIPPING TYCOON ZHAO XICHENG, AND UNITED WAY CHAIRPERSON ELAINE CHAO. (MANDARIN 10/27)

    TAIWAN REACTION TO CLINTON / JIANG MEETING -- LEGISLATORS FROM THE THREE MAIN PARTIES IN TAIWAN REACT TO THE SUMMIT BETWEEN CLINTON AND JIANG ZEMIN. CORRESPONDENT TIEN KANGLIN IN TAIPEI INTERVIEWS ZHU GAOZHENG, NEW PARTY LEGISLATOR, GE YUQIN, KMT LEGISLATOR, AND FANG LAIJIN, DPP LEGISLATOR. (MANDARIN 10/27)

    PRC / SECOND WIVES -- ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY CARITAS, A FAMILY SERVICE ORGANIZATION IN HONG KONG, 40% OF ALL EXTRA-MARITAL AFFAIRS IN HK ARE BETWEEN HONG KONG MEN AND THE "SECOND WIVES" THEY MAINTAIN IN THE MAINLAND. EXPERTS DISCUSS THIS NEW FAMILY PROBLEM. STAFFER LAWRENCE NG INTERVIEWS LILY LAU, ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG WOMEN, CAROLINE YEUNG, SENIOR LECTURER, HONG KONG UNIVERSITY, AND PAULINA KWOK, CARITAS' FAMILY SERVICES. (CANTONESE 10/27)

    FORMER SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT / SCANDALS / APOLOGY -- FORMER PRESIDENT ROH TAE WOO ADMITTED IN A PUBLIC APOLOGY THAT HE HAD RAISED 650-MILLION DOLLARS WHILE HE WAS IN THE OFFICE AND STILL HAS ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF IT LEFT IN VARIOUS BANK ACCOUNTS UNDER FALSE NAMES. HE SAID THE MONEY WAS RAISED BY DONATIONS FROM BUSINESSES AND USED FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES. THE FORMER PRESIDENT SAID HE HOLDS HIMSELF SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CURRENT FUROR AND WOULD ACCEPT ANY PUNISHMENT. MEANWHILE, OPPOSITION LEADER KIM DAE JUNG ANNOUNCED IN BEIJING THAT HE RECEIVED TWO-AND-HALF MILLION DOLLARS FROM MR ROH DURING HIS FAILED 1992 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND ASSERTED THAT CURRENT PRESIDENT KIM YOUNG SAM ALSO RECEIVED A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY FROM FORMER PRESIDENT ROH. CORRESPONDENT YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 10/27)

    NORTH KOREAN AGENT / SHOOTING -- SOUTH KOREAN SECURITY FORCES SHOT AND KILLED A SUSPECTED NORTH KOREAN AGENT FRIDAY. THE MAN, IDENTIFIED AS PARK KWANG NAM, HAD ESCAPED FROM A GUNFIGHT TUESDAY AND BECAME THE SUBJECT OF A MASSIVE MANHUNT IN SOUTH KOREA. THE HUNT BEGAN AFTER ANOTHER INFILTRATOR WAS CAPTURED AND SAID HE WAS PART OF A TWO-MAN TEAM WHO INFILTRATED INTO THE SOUTH FROM NORTH KOREA IN AUGUST. THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT WARNED PYONGYANG TO STOP SENDING INFILTRATORS OR IT WOULD NOT SIT IDLE. YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 10/27)

    US GENERAL / NORTH KOREA -- BRIGADE GENERAL DOUGLAS SMITH OF THE US ARMY IS SAID TO BE VISITING NORTH KOREA. GEN. SMITH ATTENDED THE MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF INTERNATIONAL MILITARY SPORT GAMES IN PYONGYANG OCTOBER 18-20 AND IS STILL THERE. STAFFER YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL THAT GEN. SMITH IS THE FIRST ACTIVE US GENERAL EVER TO VISIT COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA. (KOREAN 10/27)

    PERRY / ASIAN SECURITY -- SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM PERRY SAYS THAT THE NEW POWER STRUCTURE IN NORTH KOREA HAS EMBRACED THE OLD THINKING AND THE RHETORIC OF THE COLD WAR, WHILE THE COMMUNIST COUNTRY HAS DISASTROUS ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. IN HIS KEYNOTE SPEECH TO A WASHINGTON SEMINAR, MR PERRY SAID, "OUR BEST RESPONSE IS THAT WE REACH OUT A HAND OF HELP, BUT THE OTHER HAND HOLDS FIRMLY ON TO THE FOUNDATION BEING OUR ALLIANCE WITH SOUTH KOREA." HE SAID MAINTAINING THE PEACE ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA IS THE MOST PRESSING SECURITY PROBLEM IN THE REGION. STAFFER SI CHANG NOH HAS DETAILS. (KOREAN 10/26)

    UN / VIETNAM -- VIETNAMESE STAFFER LE LAI GIVES AN OVERVIEW OF THE RECENT HISTORY OF VIETNAM'S ACTIVITIES AT THE UN, AND SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT CONCERN HANOI. (VIETNAMESE 10/27)

    GENERAL MOTORS / CHINA -- REPORTER ANDREW BAIRD INTERVIEWS PROFESSOR KEN DEWOSKENAT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ON PRELIMINARY AGREEMENTS BEING NEGOTIATED BETWEEN GENERAL MOTORS AND BEIJING FOR A 1.5 BILLION DOLLAR AUTO PLANT IN CHINA. PROFESSOR DEWOSKEN IS CONSULTING FOR THE CARMAKER IN BEIJING. (ENP 10/26)

    INSIDE EUROPE:

    UN / BOSNIA -- UNPROFOR REPRESENTATIVES IN SARAJEVO STATED THAT THE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF CIVILIANS AROUND SARAJEVO WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN THE COMING WEEKS. AT THE SAME TIME, THE UNCHR NOTED THAT THE EXPULSION OF NON-SERB INHABITANTS OF BANJALUKA CONTINUES. STRINGER BORO KONTIC REPORTS FROM SARAJEVO. (SERBIAN 10/26)

    CROATIA / HUMAN RIGHTS -- US ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN SHATTUCK SAYS SERBIAN PRESIDENT S MILOSEVIC HAS PROMISED HIM THAT HE WOULD ASK THE BOSNIAN SERBS TO PROVIDE ACCESS INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN THEIR WORK. MR SHATTUCK WARNED AGAINST FURTHER ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN BOSNIA. STRINGER STEVICA SUSA REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (SERBIAN 10/26)

    BOSNIA ATROCITIES -- REPORTER TERRY WING TALKS WITH DAN NELSON AND DAVID ROHDE ABOUT THE WASHINGTON POST'S FRONT-PAGE STORY ON SERB ATROCITIES IN SREBRENICA. MR NELSON IS DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AT OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY AND IS AN AUTHORITY ON THE BALKANS CONFLICT. DAVID ROHDE IS A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR CORRESPONDENT IN ZAGREB WHO HAS REPORTED ON THE ALLEGATIONS AND SPOKEN TO A NUMBER OF WITNESSES. THEY AGREE THAT THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT THE TRUTH OF THE REPORTS THAT THIS IS THE WORST MASSACRE SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II. THEY AGREE THAT PROSECUTION OF THE SERB PERPETRATORS IS THE ONLY JUSTICE THAT CAN BE HAD. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAM 10/26)

    MORE BOSNIA ATROCITIES -- REPORTER TOM CROSBY TALKS WITH HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH RESEARCHER IVANA NIZICH IN NY. HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SAID THERE WAS A BODY OF EVIDENCE AVAILABLE BACK IN JULY AND AUGUST TO INDICATE A MASSACRE OF BOSNIAN MUSLIM MEN. (ENP 10/26)

    GOBLE / BOSNIA PEACE -- SENIOR FELLOW AT POTOMAC FOUNDATION, PAUL GOBLE DISCUSSED THE POSSIBLE OUTCOME OF THE BOSNIA PEACE TALKS IN DAYTON, OHIO. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER DRAGANA MILIC, MR GOBLE SAID HE CONSIDERS THE TALKS WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF SERBIA, CROATIA, AND BOSNIA AS JUST A SMALL STEP ON A VERY LONG ROAD. (SERBIAN 10/26)

    MACEDONIA / RESIGNATION -- MACEDONIAN INTERIOR MINISTER L FRCKOVSKI OFFERED HIS RESIGNATION AT NEWS CONFERENCE IN SKOPJE. EXPLAINING HIS DECISION, MR FRCKOVSKI ASSUMED POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR NOT PREVENTING THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT K GLIGOROV. STRINGER ZELJKO BAJIC REPORTS FROM SKOPJE. (SERBIAN 10/26)

    FAO / FISHING -- STRINGER LILIANE KAMBILIGUIE REPORTS FROM ROME ON TALKS AT THE FAO ON THE WORLD'S FISHING RESOURCES. (FRENCH 10/27)

    INSIDE EURASIA:

    US / RUSSIA AND US / CHINA SUMMITS -- ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS OF THE MEETINGS OF PRESIDENTS CLINTON AND YELTSIN, AND CLINTON AND CHINESE PRESIDENT JIANG ZEMIN DISCUSSED IN DIALOGUE BY DIMITRY SIMES, PRESIDENT OF THE NIXON CENTER FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM, LEON ARON OF THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE AND STAFFER VLADIMIR MATLIN. (RUSSIAN 10/26)

    US / RUSSIA COOPERATION MEDICAL RESEARCH -- STAFFER GEORGE ZORIN INTERVIEWS PATRICIA COCHRAN, FROM THE ANCHORAGE, ALASKA INSTITUTE FOR CIRCUMPOLAR HEALTH STUDIES ABOUT ALASKA-RUSSIAN FAR EAST MEDICAL RESEARCH PROJECTS. (RUSSIAN 10/26)

    YELTSIN / ILLNESS -- STAFFER ALEC BATCHAN'S REPORTS ON YELTSIN'S HEALTH, BASED ON EXCERPTS FROM A PRESS CONFERENCE WITH VICTOR ILYUSHIN, AN AIDE TO PRESIDENT YELTSIN, WHO TALKED ABOUT CHANGES IN YELTSIN'S SCHEDULE, INCLUDING A POSTPONEMENT OF HIS TRIP TO CHINA, DUE TO HIS HOSPITALIZATION FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THREE MONTHS FOR MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA. (RUSSIAN 10/26)

    INSIDE LATIN AMERICA:

    HAITI / CHANGES -- REPORTER HENRY FRANCISQUE LOOKS AT THE CHANGES IN HAITI DURING THE YEAR OF PRESIDENT ARISTIDE'S RETURN TO OFFICE, AND AS THE DATE FOR NEW PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS APPROACHES. (FRENCH 10/27) 27-Oct-95 4:34 PM EDT (2034 UTC)
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