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Sierra Leone / Civil War / Kabbah Interview / The Atrocities #435133

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 19, 2000
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Plans for United States envoy Reverend Jesse Jackson to go to Sierra Leone reported.

(No location given: Ben Wedeman) Interview held with Sierra Leone President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah. [KABBAH - says the peace agreement is facing difficulties; talks about government programs; talks about the fate of rebel leader Foday Sankoh.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Freetown, Sierra Leone: Ben Wedeman) The civilian survivors of atrocities committed by rebels in Sierra Leone examined; graphic scenes shown from Sierra Leone of the victims of "cutting," mass amputations. [Handicap International Kombah TESSINA - talks about what people were told.] [Survivor Hassan BAD - talked about watching the murder of his son.]

Wedeman, Ben;
Woodruff, Judy

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