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Sierra Leone / Civil War / Diamonds / Taylor Interview #435243

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 24, 2000
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Freetown: Ben Wedeman) The role of diamonds in the civil war in Sierra Leone featured. [Sierra Leone President Ahmad Tejan KABBAH - says the rebels steal the diamonds to buy arms to fuel the war.] [MAN - says the government needs to control the diamond area.] [Commission for Consolidation of Peace Johnny Paul KAROMA - says Sierra Leone's neighbor Liberia should be concerned.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interview held with Liberia's President Charles Taylor about Sierra Leone. [Voice of TAYLOR - talks about the situation in Sierra Leone; says Liberia does not want Sierra Leone's diamonds; comments on rebel leader Foday Sankoh as a factor in Sierra Leone.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The death of two Western journalists in an ambush in Sierra Leone reported.

Shaw, Bernard;
Wedeman, Ben;
Woodruff, Judy

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