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Vol 62 No 13

Published 24th June 2021


Gabon ires fellow Africans at the UN

A bitter dispute between African Union members over a non-permanent seat on the Security Council has broken into the open 

Furious argument has erupted over the normally placid elections by the UN General Assembly for one of the two non-permanent seats reserved for African countries on the UN Security Council. Ghana and Gabon were overwhelmingly elected on 11 June, but rivals for Gabon's seat – Chad and Congo-Kinshasa – have accused it of flouting the delicate conventions of the New York-based assembly, risking chilly isolation during its tenure, which runs from 2022 to the end of 2023.

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