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Congo, Uganda / Child Soldiers / Empowering Hands #877171

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 06, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Coming CNN reports on Democratic Republic of Congo previewed.

(New York: Soledad O'Brien) The girl soldiers of Uganda forced to serve in the resistance army featured; scenes shown from northern Uganda of those who were once child soldiers; details given about the non-profit Empowering Hands that helps former soldiers through counseling and small loans. [In interview, former child soldier Empowering Hands Maurine AKELLO†- recounts what happened to her and how she was hated when she went home because she had been abducted; explains how she came to Empowering Hands.] ["Glamour" magazine editor Cindi LEIVE†- talks about the group.]

Cooper, Anderson;
O'Brien, Soledad

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