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HARDtalk on the road

Stephen talks about his special three-part HARDtalk on the road series from DR Congo

From 4 May, you can watch three unique HARDtalk programmes here on the website, on BBC World News or on the BBC's News Channel.

For the first time in its history, Stephen Sackur takes HARDtalk's hard-hitting interview format on the road in one of the world's most war-torn countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Presented by Stephen Sackur, this three-part series combines familiar HARDtalk interviews with reportage from eastern Congo - a place ravaged by conflict, disease and poverty.

The programmes will focus on the UN's peacekeeping efforts, the widespread rape of women in Eastern Congo and the money being funnelled from the country's mining industry into armed groups.

Hardtalk is shown on the BBC World News at 0330 (except Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific), 0830, 1430, 2030 and 2230 GMT (except Middle East and South Asia)

HARDtalk is also broadcast on the BBC News channel at 0230, 0430 & 2330

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