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The Horn: Fighting the Pandemic in the Horn of Africa
The Horn: Fighting the Pandemic in the Horn of Africa
Podcast / Africa

The Horn: Fighting the Pandemic in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa faces myriad crises. Beyond the potentially devastating impact of COVID-19 on politics and the economy, the region is grappling with deeply troubled transitions, cross-border jihadism and remains a playground for great power competition. In this episode, Alan Boswell is joined by EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa, Alexander Randos the potential consequences wrought by the pandemic. 

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Africa has been hit with a double punch. The economic fallout of COVID-19 has preceded the health crisis, resulting in job losses and endangering food supplies. The pandemic's impact on the region's tumultuous political transitions could be grave. 

The international community has moved surprisingly quickly in response to the pandemic, but is it enough? EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa Alexander Rondos explains that greater regional cooperation is needed to address the potential consequences wrought by the crisis. Only by working more closely together can they develop an effective strategy for pandemic relief.

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