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Last updated: 13 October, 2006 - Published 14:51 GMT
 
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Resident Presidents archive editions
 
From this page you can access audio from April to June of 2006.
Illustration by Frank Odoi

8th April 2006

Graft is in the news and the Kenyan government again pledge to take action against those implicated in the Goldenburg Anglo-leasing scandal. Our Resident Presidents wade in on the anti-graft debate.

15th April 2006

Kibarkingmad and Olushambles are impressed that Ariel Sharon of Israel can win an election even while in a coma and wonder if their are benefits to be reaped from ill-health.

22nd April 2006

WHO statistics for Zimbabwe are published; life expectancy for men is 37 years, while for women it's down to a record low of 34. The president, however, has reached an impressive 82, a disparity not missed by our sagacious presidents.

29th April 2006

Charles Taylor finds himself in UN custody. What implications does this have for Olushambles and Kibarkingmad? They give it some thought.

Illustration of Olushambles by Frank Odoi
6th May 2006

A tour of Africa by Chinese leader, Hu Jintao, gives the old boys something to gossip about.

13th May2006

A few African vice-presidents have been getting themselves in the news for all the wrong reasons and this week our Network Presidents ponder what makes a 'good' vice-president.

20th May 2006

In Italy, Romano Prodi is due to take over the premiership from Silvio Berlusconi, a man who gives Olushambles and Kibarkingmad something to laugh at.

27th May 2006

A number of Africa's leaders have travelled abroad recently for hospital treatment. The Resident Presidents consider why their home country hospitals are not the first choice of the poorly leaders.

3rd June 2006

Smoking in public places has been under scrutiny on the continent and Kibarkingmad and Olushambles can't agree about the habit.

Illustration of Kibarkingmad by Frank Odoi
10th June 2006

As the world football elite gather in Germany for the World Cup 2006, Olushambles is irritated that his boys didn't make the cut.

17th June 2006

In the UK, PM Tony Blair finds himself up against it. The Resident Presidents can help but have a little joke at his expense.

24th June 2006

Jacob Zuma's unfortunate safe-sex tips, that were revealed in the trial by which he was acquitted of rape, prompt Kibarkingmad and Olushambles to exchange their own fanciful Aids avoidance rituals.

 
 
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More meandering musings from the 'big men', July to September 2006
 
 
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A peek into the minds of the big men from the archive of January to March 2006
 
 
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Listen again to some of their high level ruminations from 2005
 
 
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