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Consequences of Formation of a New Bloc in the Horn of Africa

December 2020
Mohammad Nik-Khah
Following the historic trip of Abiy Ahmed to Eritrea and the dynamic created in the wake for peace in the horn of Africa, the leaders of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, at their third joint session in January of the current year, proposed that the three countries, in cooperation with each other form a new regional cooperation bloc, which later got the name of the Horn of Africa cooperation Bloc. Formation of this cooperation bloc has so far posed contradictory opportunities and threats in the regional cooperation in the horn of Africa and neighboring countries in the red sea and east Africa.
After the outbreak of COVID-19 in the world and its spread to the African countries, most of which have weak and fragile economic and social condition...
The 33rd African Union (AU) Summit (9-10 February 2020) came to an end in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, under the theme “Silencing the Guns: