Africa in a World between Orders
Africa in a World between Orders
Podcast / Africa

Africa in a World between Orders

This week on The Horn, Alan is joined by Comfort Ero, Crisis Group’s president and CEO, to discuss how African countries can navigate a changing world order amid rocky geopolitics, while protecting itself from a tsunami of pressures threatening peace and stability on the continent.

The African continent is facing a multitude of challenges ranging from food and commodity insecurity worsened by the war in Ukraine, to the climate crisis, strong economic headwinds and ongoing deadly conflict in various areas. Meanwhile, the war in Ukraine has accelerated global political trends unravelling the prevailing order, putting African countries increasingly in the crossfire of geopolitical tussles. Multilateral institutions like the United Nations are struggling to keep up with the flux between crises. 

This week on The Horn, in the new season’s first episode, Alan talks with Comfort Ero, Crisis Group’s president and CEO, to discuss what Africa’s role in a reformed international system might look like. They discuss some of the imbalances of the current order and what the prospects are for a stronger African voice on the world stage. They talk about challenges facing the African Union, what UN Security Council reforms could look like and Africa’s upcoming hosting of the COP27 conference in November. They assess how diplomats can best push for peace amid this unstable status quo, as well as ways for African leaders to address some of Africa’s – and the world’s – most pressing issues.

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You can also listen back to The Horn's opening episode of Season 2 – two years ago when Comfort Ero also joined Alan to talk about Peace and Conflict in Africa, Then and Now.

Contributors

Project Director, Horn of Africa
alanboswell
President & CEO
EroComfort