Senegalese president, Macky Sall who doubles as the chairperson of the African Union has advocated more seats for the African Union at the 77 sessions of the UN’s General Assembly.
Sall said this in his speech at the UN General Assembly.
In his words, “Terrorism gaining ground on the continent is not just an African matter. It is a global threat that falls under the primary purview of the (UN) Security Council, the guarantor of the collective security mechanism, under the UN Charter”.
“Africa does not want to be the breeding ground of a new Cold War, alluding to the pressure mounting on the continent’s leaders to choose sides over the war in Ukraine”
Many African countries depend heavily on grain imports from Russia and Ukraine. Amid market shortages, Russia’s foreign minister has blamed the West for rising food prices.
Western leaders, meanwhile, have accused the Kremlin of using food as a weapon and waging an imperial-style war of conquest.
Among those staying neutral is continental heavyweight South Africa. International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor said finding an endgame to the Ukraine war will be South Africa’s focus when it participates in the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly next week.