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Last updated: 03 December, 2007 - Published 11:51 GMT
 
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Interviews and archives
 
Big interviews are all in a day's work for Focus on Africa. We have archived some of our favourites here for you to enjoy again.

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda explains to the BBC's Julian Marshall why hosting the Commonwealth summit is good for his country.

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi
Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika tells Sarah Grainger that his former ally Bakili Muluzi cannot stand for another term of office.

General Laurent Nkunda
Three days after breaking a ceasefire with DR Congo government forces, rebel General Laurent Nkunda calls for a new one. He tells Lewis Machipisa why.

LRA fighters
Lord's Resistance Army spokesman, Godfey Ayo tells Caroline Karobia why the group is threatening to resume fighting if Uganda's ultimatums for it to leave eastern DRCongo do not stop.

Radhika Coomaraswamy
UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflicts, Radhika Coomaraswamy talks to James Copnall about the problem of child soldiers on her visit to Ivory Coast.

President Umaru Yar'Adua
At the G8 summit in Germany Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua spoke to Uduak Amimo about the challenges facing the AU, tackling corruption and his expectations of the G8.

Boniface Chidyausiku
The West doesn't want Zimbabwe chairing the Commission on Sustainable Development and calls on Africa to put up an alternative. Laura Trevelyan spoke to UN ambassador Boniface Chidyausiku.

Ali Mohamed Ghedi
Thousands were displaced from Mogadishu by violence as the government and Ethiopian troops took on Islamic Courts insurgents. Prime Minister Ghedi told Damian Zane his side now has control.

President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua of Nigeria
Newly-elected president of Nigeria Umaru Musa Yar'Adua gives Jamilah Tangaza reaction to his poll win and counters opposition criticism of the flawed election.

The new president looks ahead and acknowledges the challenges that confront his administration.

Ismail Mohamoud Hurre, Somalia TNG minister
Somalia is in the grip of the worst violence for 16 years as Islamic insurgents battle the forces of the TNG. Minister Ismail Mohamoud Hurre gives the government view to Josphat Makori.

President Obasanjo (ap)
The 2007 Nigerian elections were widely condemned as fraudulent by observers on the ground. Outgoing President Olusegun Obasanjo urges Jamilah Tangaza to see the bigger picture.

Interim president Abdullahi Yusuf
Around 4,000 AU peace troops are going to Somalia amidst insurgents' threats of suicide missions against them. Martin Plaut asked Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf about the situation.

Atiku Abubakar
Nigeria's appeal court has prevented President Obasanjo from forcing vice-president Atiku from his post because he has changed political party. Peter Okwoche got reaction from VP Atiku Abubakar.

And Bilkisu Labaran Ohyoma asked Atiku Abubakar how he would describe his relationship with President Obasanjo?

President Kikwete of tanzania
A year after his election, Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete answers questions from Joseph Warungu about his first twelve months in office and the power that runs the state house.

Asha Rose Migiro
Tanzanian foreign minister Asha-Rose Migiro has been named by the new UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon as his deputy. Hassan Arouni asks how she feels about her new appointment.



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