For some, it should be the opportunity for revolutionary change. Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy put it most evocatively, writing in the Financial Times: ‘Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between this world and the next.’
This new world could embrace radical change in the international system and in national policies, with big consequences for Africa. Without a doubt, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of inter-state cooperation.
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