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Last updated: 24 September, 2007 - Published 14:25 GMT
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Resident Presidents archive editions
The Resident Presidents (illustration by Frank Odoi)
From this page you can access audio from January to March 2007.

6th January 2007

Fond memories of a kind and well-mannered man, always gentle with children and cats. Olushambles and Kibarkingmad reflect on Saddam Hussein's death.

13th January 2007

Our presidents believe there may be another motive behind the Ethiopian leader, Meles Zenawi's decision to commit his troops to military intervention in Somalia.

20th January 2007

Brittania rules the waves? Not any more, says an infuriated Olushambles, raging about the hypocrisy of quashing an enquiry into a British arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

27th January 2007

Our big men are poring over a map of Africa, Olushambles is quite taken with the look of Chad, what with its lovely blue lake and attractive wiggly bits.

illustration by Frank Odoi
3rd February 2007

Claims by Gambian President Yahyah Jammeh that he can cure Aids with the laying-on of hands, cause Olushambles and Kibarkingmad a great deal of amusement.

10th February 2007

God has been talking to Kibarkingmad about his time in power and has authorised an indeterminate presidential term - rather like he did with Guinea's President Conte.

17th February 2007

The big fellas turn their attention to Africa's prisons - Olushambles thinks he has the answer to the overcrowding and poor conditions that recently gave rise to a jail break in Brazzaville.

24th February 2007

Listen out for some singing this week as the presidents prepare to wish Ghana a happy 50th anniversary of independence. Naturally though, it's not all benevolent good wishes.

3rd March 2007

They're celebrating again this week - Robert Mugabe is 83 and in fine fettle - a marvel to our big men, but they do have concerns about the functionality of his thingamee.

illustration by Frank Odoi
10th March 2007

A Liberian minister resigns amidst torrid newspaper headlines and explicit snaps of his extra-marital activities. The big men aren't going to let that one go without comment, are they?

17th March 2007

Olushambles and Kibarkingmad have issues with the Archbishop of Canterbury, and of course, they have views to share with us on the on-going gay clergy row.

24th March 2007

The rest of the African continent may have embraced and gone running with the mobile phone revolution - but not Olushambles - all that chatting seems to be making him paranoid.

31st March 2007

Kibarkingmad is disturbed by the continent's poor image abroad and thinks Africa is ripe for rebranding, so Network's very own Soul Brothers step up to transform international opinion.

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Our Resident Presidents at work, rest and play
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Thoughts on priests, prizes and paternity from October to December 2006
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More meandering musings from the 'big men', July to September 2006
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More presidential laughter, ridicule and buffoonery from April to June 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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