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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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May 14, 2020

This week Agnes is joined by Lysa John, the Secretary-General of CIVICUS, to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on worker's rights across the world. 

Then Ben speaks to Leena Hoffmann from the Africa Programme at Chatham House about the food security crisis in West Africa and the Sahel. They explore the challenges facing governments in the region as they attempt to ensure their citizens have access to food despite the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Read the Expert Comment: 

Coronavirus Risks Worsening a Food Crisis in the Sahel and West Africa


Speakers: Lysa John, Leena Hoffmann

Hosts: Agnes Frimston, Ben Horton

Sound Editor: Jamie Reed

Producer: Ben Horton

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