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Congo / Ethnic Violence #729348

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 24, 2003
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(Studio: Martin Savidge) Report introduced.

(Bunia, Congo: Catherine Bond) The bloody ethnic fighting between the Hema and Lendu tribes in the Congo featured; details given about claims of cannibalism by the Lendu; scenes shown of injured people. [Hema man “MATESSO‡” {thru translator} – says the Lendu cornered us in our homes.] [Health WORKER {thru translator} – describes the shooting of a boy & his sister.] [U.N. sector commander Col. Daniel VOLLOT†- says there are factions who don’t want the French presence.] [MAN {thru translator} – says it’s racial hatred.]

Savidge, Martin;
Bond, Catherine

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