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Economist Radio

The Economist

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how the world’s most powerful country is handling covid-19, China’s decision to impose a security law on Hong Kong threatens a broader reckoning (10:04). And why mercenaries are still hired by African governments (18:30). For more on the pandemic, see The Economist's coronavirus hub.  

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