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Bush / African Tour / Sudan #302717

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 03, 1985
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(Studio) Vice President George Bush reported leaving tonight for tour of Mali, Niger and Sudan.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Khartoum, Sudan) US-Sudan relationship and implications of current famine there examined; films shown. [President Gaafar NIMEIRY - describes country's effort to deal with famine refugees from elsewhere as well as own residents.] Pol. complexities in Sudan due to civil war backed by Libya and Ethiopia and its strategic location for United States ints. in both Africa and Mideast explained. [State Department spokesperson Chester CROCKER - notes Sudan has been Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi's target for destabilization in recent years.] Country's economy and political problems outlined. [Khartoum Univ. spokesperson Dr. Taisier ALI - believes Nimeiry's downfall is inevitable.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Studio) Nimeiry reported declaring unilateral cease-fire against rebels; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Kroft, Steve;
Schieffer, Bob

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