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Vol 52 No 20

Published 7th October 2011


The Security Council lands a new African problem

Nigeria calls a debate on worsening piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

The United Nations Security Council does not lack for African problems: the continent’s woes take up about three quarters of the Council’s time. Later this month, a new issue will be added to the other UN Africa portfolios, which include major missions in Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo-Kinshasa, Guinea Bissau, Sudan and South Sudan. The UNSC will debate piracy and contemplate greater international engagement with a spreading problem.

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