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FROST OVER THE WORLD
Olusegun Obasanjo
The UN special envoy to the DRC, plus Sartaj Aziz, Jeremy Irons and Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2009 09:07 GMT

Recent fighting in the DR Congo has displaced more than 250,000 people  [GALLO/GETTY]

In this episode of Frost over the World, Sir David talks to Olusegun Obasanjo, the UN special envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo and former Nigerian president, about the current crisis in the DR Congo and Omar al-Bashir; to Sartaj Aziz, a foreign minister of Pakistan under Nawaz Sharif, about Pakistan's political crisis; to Oscar-winning movie actor Jeremy Irons about his success; and to Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former US national security advisor, about global security and the US president.

This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, March 20, 2009.

Olusegun Obasanjo

 

In November, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's former president, was appointed the UN special envoy to the DRC.

His task was enormous – recent fighting has displaced more than 250,000 people; to add to the million refugees and 5 million that have already lost their lives in Africa's most brutal conflict.

He joins Sir David to discuss the current crisis in the DR Congo and the indictment of Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president.

Sartaj Aziz

 

This weekend, Iftikhar Chaudhry, the former chief justice of Pakistan, will once again take up the role.

After a political face off between Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani president, and Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's former main opposition leader, Zardari backed down.

He agreed to reinstate the judges and to review a ban he had imposed on Sharif holding public office.

Sir David is joined from Lahore by Sartaj Aziz, a Foreign minister of Pakistan under Mr Sharif.

Jeremy Irons

 

Jeremy Irons is considered to be one of the best English actors.

He received worldwide acclaim for his performance as Charles Ryder in the TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited back in the 1980s.

He won an Oscar for playing Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune in 1990. But he has never lost his love for the stage.

Sir David met up with him on the eve of the world premiere of Impressionism - a new American play on Broadway.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

 

Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former US national security advisor, talks to Sir David about global security, the US's role in the world, and whether Barack Obama, the US president, has lived up to the high expectations set by his election campaign.

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Al Jazeera
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