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Sierra Leone / Violence / Jackson Visit #435174

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 20, 2000
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(Studio: Brian Nelson) Reverend Jesse Jackson's visit to Africa to help bring peace to Sierra Leone and negotiate the release of kidnapped UN peacekeeping troops reported.

(Freetown, Sierra Leone: Ben Wedeman) The results of the last time rebel leader Foday Sankoh's troops had control of Freetown, Sierra Leone, reported; graphic scenes shown of attack survivors. [Sierra Leone President Ahmed Tijan KABBA - says he cannot abandon the peace agreement.] [Several PEOPLE - express views.] ["Awoko" newspaper editor Kelvin LEWIS - comments.]

(Studio: Andria Hall) Interview held with The Carter Center Advisor Ambassador Dennis Jett. [JETT - explains why peacekeeping fails; explains why the Sierra Leone peace agreement failed; explains what must be done to Sankoh.]

Hall, Andria;
Nelson, Brian;
Wedeman, Ben

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