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Algeria / Massacre / Ruedy Interview #420581

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 06, 1998
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The casualties in the massacres in Algeria since Ramadan updated.

(No location given: Tim Lister) The undeclared hidden civil war in Algeria featured; scenes shown of the killing sites in western Algeria; details given of the 1991 elections that led to the war between the government and Islamic militants that now victimizes the common people in random savagery. The lack of options for the outside world noted.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interview held with Georgetown University professor John Ruedy on the violence in Algeria. [RUEDY - agrees that the 1991 elections would have gone to the Moslems; explains the role of United States and France policies on the Algerian crisis and the government; asserts that the opposition is unlikely to overthrow the government, but that chaos will continue; explains that it is difficult to place blame for the killing because the opposition is not organized.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Lister, Tim;
Shaw, Bernard

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