How dangerous is the situation in the Horn of Africa?

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Published on 6 Dec 2021, 8:59
War and famine ravaged Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and much of the Sahel in the ‘80s leaving millions dead. Live Aid and Band Aid tried to paper over the cracks of famine but there was a proxy war being fought as Soviet bombers dropped American bombs. Now, the war, at least, is back and superpower involvement is guaranteed. The details may have changed but the larger picture remains the same. So just how dangerous is the situation there now? We asked Simon Tesfamariam, executive director of the New African Institute.