security council

Ethiopia wins ‘non-permanent’ seat on UNSC

Ethiopia has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council following an overwhelming vote of 185 out of the 193-member General Assembly of the body. Along with Ethiopia, Sweden, Kazakhstan and Bolivia were also elected after Tuesday’s vote, the four countries would be joined by one other to serve[…]

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Burundi rejects African peacekeeping force

Burundi’s government has reacted angrily to the African Union’s decision to deploy a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to curb ongoing violence in the troubled country, saying it will prevent foreign troops from entering its borders. The African Union’s Peace and Security Council agreed on Friday night to deploy an African Prevention[…]

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We are no longer colonies, Zuma tells UN

President Jacob Zuma has called on the international community to transform the UN Security Council into a more representative and inclusive body. In his speech to the General Assembly, he said “almost no progress” has been achieved on the commitment undertaken by world leaders in 2005 to reform the UN[…]

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