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Niger Delta / Oil / Rebels and Hostages #852282

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007
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(Studio: John Roberts) Pictures shown of Filipino hostages held by rebels in the Niger delta following Nigerian government criticism of CNN's stories.

(Niger Delta: Jeff Koinange) The CNN trip to the Niger delta to meet the leader of the MEND rebels reviewed; scenes shown of the masked men dancing with guns, the kidnapped sailors taken from a working ship to demonstrate the rebels' powers and the masked "rebel leader" interviewed on a speedboat on the swamp. [Two HOSTAGES - want to be freed.] [On a boat, masked GUY - outlines their fight against anyone who has connived to deny the Niger delta people and MEND its fair share.] The e-mail message from "Jomo" denying the kidnapping quoted.

(Studio: John Roberts; Johannesburg: Jeff Koinange) The confirmation of the release of the hostages from the Niger delta and what the guy on the speedboat wore on his forehead discussed.

Roberts, John;
Koinange, Jeff

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