Oloo has a more pessimistic outlook and does not think anything will change following the election of Africa's next representative on June 17: "Regardless of whether Kenya or Djibouti wins the vote, Africa will remain a disunited continent and therefore a 'game ball' of the great powers." … [Read more...] about Kenya vs. Djibouti: Who will represent Africa on the UN Security Council?
United Nations: The United Nations Security Council's permanent and non-permanent members have congratulated India and three other newly-elected countries on their election to the powerful UN organ, saying they look forward to working with them on the issues of international peace and security. Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections held on Wednesday. US Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Kelly Craft, congratulated veteran Turkish diplomat and parliamentarian Volkan Bozkir, who was elected as the President of the 75th session of the General Assembly as well as India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway who won the election to the Security Council for the non-permanent seats. "Looking forward to working closely with you all!" she tweeted. China's Permanent Mission to the UN also congratulated the newly-elected non-permanent members for the 2021-2022 term. "Looking forward to working with them in maintaining international peace … [Read more...] about UNSC permanent members congratulate India on election win
Tunisia, Niger, Indonesia and Saint Vincent abstained, the diplomats said. The vote came after Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a draft resolution by Germany and Belgium providing for a one-year extension of the cross-border authorization and the maintenance of both crossing points. … [Read more...] about Moscow push to reduce UN cross-border aid to Syria fails
Protests against racism, police brutality around the world Paris Hundreds of people gathered in Paris defying a police ban on large protests. Members of the multiracial crowd chanted the name of Adama Traore, a black man whose death while in police custody has been likened by critics to Floyd's death. … [Read more...] about George Floyd killing: Ex-policeman Derek Chauvin appears in court charged with murder