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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

Over the past 25 years Zambia has been a positive example of stable, relatively free and democratic governance in Africa. But that cherished status has been jeopardised recently with the country witnessing a disputed election, political violence, a state of emergency and the imprisonment of Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema. He was freed last August, but still refuses to accept the legitimacy of last year’s election. Is he destabilising Zambia?

(Photo: Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema waves at his supporters. Credit: Dawood Salim/AFP)

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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

Have the secessionists scored a massive own goal? HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Alfred Bosch of the Republican Left of Catalonia party. Far from settling anything, the Catalan regional government’s recent declaration of independence has deepened the uncertainty and confusion in Catalonia. Madrid has placed the region under direct rule, with the leaders of the ousted administration in Barcelona facing charges and trial. New elections are to be held in December. Alfred Bosch is a senior figure in the Republican Left of Catalonia party which was part of the independence coalition.

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Ceo Of The King Center - Dr Bernice A King20171030

Does the daughter of Martin Luther King believe racism is on the rise again in the US?

Does the daughter of Martin Luther King believe racism is on the rise again in the US? Hardtalk’s Zeinab Badawi speaks to Bernice King, CEO of The King Center and the youngest of Martin Luther King's four children. They are in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most picturesque cities in the American South – yet one that holds an ugly truth. It was the main port for the slave trade; around half of the Africans brought to the United States passed though there. The fight for freedom and justice has been long and bloody. One of the most iconic figures of that struggle was the black civil rights leader Martin Luther King. It is nearly 50 years since he was assassinated in April 1968.

(Photo: Bernice King attends Rosa Parks Library Museum, Alabama, 2015. Credit: Jason Davis/Getty Images)

Guy Scott € Vice President Of Zambia2012050420120505

Is Africa's economic growth being matched by improved governance?

At last Sub Saharan Africa has a positive economic story to tell, but is it being matched by improved governance?

Are Africa's leaders making the best use of the current surge in economic growth to tackle endemic poverty?

HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Guy Scott, recently appointed vice-president of Zambia. He is a trained scientist, an ex-farmer, and he happens to be the most senior white official in post-colonial Africa.

It is tempting to see him as a symbol of a continent no longer trapped in its past, but is it true?

Nhial Deng Nhial € Foreign Minister, South Sudan2012050220120503

Africa's newest nation, South Sudan, is in trouble.

Less than a year after independence from Khartoum, the South and its much larger northern neighbour are confronting each other over oil reserves, borders and territory.

Sporadic fighting has prompted mutual recrimination and talk of all-out war.

HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to South Sudan's foreign minister Nhial Deng Nhial. The African Union and the UN are pushing hard for a negotiated settlement, but is it already too late?

Philip Glass € Composer2012050720120508

Philip Glass is driven by a simple question, what is music? So what is his answer?

Philip Glass is one of the most influential and polarising composers of the last fifty years.

His trademark sound is repetitive, rhythmic and hypnotic - some call it musical minimalism. It is a style which has infused his prolific output of symphonies, operas, film scores and even soundtracks for TV commercials.

He has been driven, he says, by a simple question, what is music? So what is his answer?