Mugabe "special" interview with CNN

In Mugabe’s first interview with a major Western media outlet in years, Christiane will explore the historic power-sharing agreement with the unity government there, and get the president’s thoughts on the highly-emotive issue of land redistribution.

As Mugabe prepares to take centre stage at the United Nations on Friday, Christiane will take the opportunity to ask if the power-sharing agreementin Zimbabwe is really working, if international sanctions are responsible for his country’s economic and political turmoil, and what kind of engagement he is looking for from the international community.

In this rare interview, Christiane will also address signs of optimism emerging in Zimbabwe; sky-rocketing inflation stabilising, basic goods returning to store shelves, and a loosening of restrictive media laws.

Amanpour is CNN International’s new live global interview program, which launched on 21st September 2009 as the centrepiece of its new evening line up.