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Frost Over the World
John Hurt and 100 films
Plus, Zimbabwe election news, General Wesley Clark and Paraguay elections.
Last Modified: 10 May 2008 14:23 GMT
Sir David Frost
Every week, Sir David Frost, one of the most celebrated broadcasters, offers you a programme which takes its stories and guests from every part of the globe.
 
The world's news makers will be interviewed with Sir David's incisive style.
 
Sir David will get behind the headlines and examine the decisions and policies which shape global politics today.
 
 

Coming up this week on Frost over the World:


Gwede Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe, the ANC secretary-general,
discusses the situation in Zimbabwe
The failure of Zimbabwe's electoral commission to publish the results of the presidential poll, three weeks after the votes were cast continues to cause ructions.

And this week the focus of dissent has been not Robert Mugabe, but Thabo Mbeki, the leader of neighbouring South Africa.

Mbeki's insistence that there is 'no crisis' in Zimbabwe was refuted by members of his own ANC party in South Africa.

The ANC's president, Jacob Zuma said: "The region cannot afford a deepening crisis in Zimbabwe."
So, is Mbeki in trouble with his own party?

Sir David talks to the ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe in Johannesburg.

Watch the interview with Gwede Mantashe on YouTube

Malcolm Rifkind

Malcolm Rifkind dicusses Nato, 
the Ukraine and Georgia
The Ukraine and Georgia had hoped to be brought in from the cold and into Nato.

But at the military alliances summit in the Romanian capital Bucharest earlier this month it was concluded that for the foreseeable future they will remain on the outside.

Telling Sir David Frost why this is a good thing, is Malcolm Rifkind, a former British defence secretary.

Watch the interview with Malcolm Rifkind on YouTube

General Wesley Clark

General Wesley Clark is supporting Hillary
Clinton for the Democratic nomination
Could it be make or break time for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania this Tuesday?

Clinton is hoping for a strong win to stay in the running for the White House and Obama hopes to end the two-horse race confirming himself as the Democrat nomination.

Joining Sir David from New York to discuss next week's crucial ballot is General Wesley Clark. 

A former Democrat presidential candidate in 2004, he is supporting Hillary Clinton this time around.
 
The former Nato Supreme Allied Commander talks to Sir David about Hillary Clinton's chances on Tuesday, her recent poll ratings and whether the military will back a female commander-in-chief.

Watch the interview with General Wesley Clark on YouTube

John Hurt

John Hurt discusses his latest roles with Sir David
From the Elephant Man and Midnight Express, to Hellboy and Harry Potter, John Hurt has starred in more than 100 films, has been nominated for two Academy Awards and has won two Baftas and a Golden Globe.

Now John is starring alongside Elijah Wood in The Oxford Murders and next month will be in the much anticipated blockbuster, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

John joins Sir David to talk about his current and future big projects. 

Watch the interview with John Hurt on YouTube

Josette Sheeran

Josette Sheeran is the head of the United
Nations World Food Programme
With food riots breaking out in three of the world's continents in the last few weeks the issue of food has never been more acute, with warnings from the head of the UN, the World Bank and the IMF.

Just last week the prime minister of Haiti was forced to step down after five people were killed in food protests.

The price of wheat has more than doubled in the last year and rice prices have soared 141 per cent since January.

Josette Sheeran is the head of the UN World Food Programme, the body set up to combat world poverty.

She explains the reasons for the current food crisis and what the international community can do to help. 

Watch the interview with Josette Sheeran on YouTube

Maria Emma Mejia

Maria Emma Mejia will supervise the
electoral process in Paraguay
On Sunday, April 20, Paraguayans will go to the polls to vote for a new president.

For the first time in 61 years the ruling Colorado party is threatened with defeat.

Recent polls put the former bishop and opposition candidate Fernando Lugo in the lead, and the Colorado Party candidate Blanca Ovelar in third.

Yet, it is too soon to declare a winner, with the final outcome closely tied to voter turn-out.

Sir David is joined by Maria Emma Mejia, a former Colombian foreign minister and the head of the Organisation of American States' mission to supervise the electoral process in Paraguay.

Watch the interview with Maria Emma Mejia on YouTube

Frost over the World
airs at 18:00GMT every Friday on Al Jazeera English and is repeated during the week.
 
This episode of Frost over the World aired on Friday, April 18, 2008


 
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