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BBC TwoNewsnight
Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 June 2006, 16:13 GMT 17:13 UK
Wednesday, 28 June, 2006
By Robbie Gibb
Programme producer, BBC Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman

Joseph Kony
Joseph Kony has eluded capture and interview for 20 years

He's Africa's most wanted man and we have the first interview with him. For the last 20 years, Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army rebels have led a brutal insurgency in northern Uganda.

Thousands of Ugandans have died or been maimed in the conflict between rebels and the government, and some two million forced to flee. Many children have been abducted.

Sam Farmar has tracked him down to his jungle hideout. In the studio we'll talk to the Ugandan High Commissioner, Joan Rwabyomere.


Events are moving fast in Israel after the country's Prime Minister warned of "extreme action" to free a soldier captured by Palestinian militants. Tanks have moved into the southern Gaza Strip in the first big incursion since the Israeli withdrawal last year.

Are we about to see all-out conflict? We'll speak live to the Israeli Minister, Itzhak Herzog.

Guantanamo Bay

Tomorrow the US Supreme Court will release an important ruling on the controversial American detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Access for journalists to this most secret base has been limited and rare. We have a reporter live on tonight's programme from Guantanamo Bay and an interview with its commander, Navy Rear Admiral Harry Harris.

Blaenau Gwent

David Grossman is in the Welsh constituency of Blaenau Gwent where they are voting tomorrow in a by-election.

With Charles Clarke's interview on Monday's Newsnight being compared with Geoffrey Howe's resignation speech (which led, in part, to the ending of Margaret Thatcher's reign as Prime Minister), will Blaenau Gwent go down in history as the tipping point in Tony Blair's demise?

Commons redesign

Jack Straw has backed plans to examine a possible redesign of the House of Commons chamber. The leader of the House said there was "merit" in holding an architectural competition to look at various proposals.

He was replying to a letter from the Labour MP Graham Allen who suggested that such a competition could produce a revamped, less confrontational chamber that might restore Parliament's reputation. So we've sent Jeremy Paxman down to Westminster to examine the options.

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