Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia, President Macky Sall of Senegal and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa Ahmed have reteraited the urgent need for Africa to have permanent seats at the United Nations Security Council, joining other African leaders working to ensure that Africa is permanently seated and recognized at UNSC.
”I join other African leaders in reiterating that a continent of around 1.3 billion people needs a permanent voice and seat at the UNSC . Issues and decisions that concern the continent cannot continue being addressed without continental representation.” PM Abiy Ahmed agitated.
His call follows Senegalese President Macky Sall and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inputs on Tuesday in which they denounced the “unfair” non-representation of Africa at the UN Security Council, regretting that no African country is a permanent member after many decades of the existence of UN.
The Senegalese head of state said he was in favour of discussions with non-African countries with a view to reforming UNSC so that Africa can obtain at least two seats as permanent member with all the prerogatives of current permanent members.
“What is certain is that it is unfair that the African continent, with 54 countries, is not represented as a permanent member of the Security Council. With South Africa, with all the other countries, we will continue to fight to stop this injustice to Africa. ” President Macky Sall emphasised.
Its a Shame that decades after Independence of Africa we remain underrepresented at the United Nations Security Council yet we are a continent of 55 Countries and over 1.3 Billion population.
There have been various calls against this inequalities against the continent, which is why EU, UK, USA and the rest have the audacity to impose travel ban on Africa countries with impunity.
Permant seats for Africa will mean that decisions that concern the continent will be well addressed and taken into absolutely cognizance.