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The U.N. Security Council votes on Yemen-related sanctions, at U.N. headquarters in New York. United Nations Security Council members, except Russia and China, raise hands in a vote supporting Yemen-related sanctions, at U.N. headquarters, Feb. 25, 2020 (AP photo by Bebeto Matthews).

Did China Stoke a Heated African Race for a U.N. Security Council Seat?

Friday, June 19, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Kenya won a surprisingly contentious race for a rotating seat on the United Nations Security Council, defeating Djibouti in a run-off vote Thursday. Djibouti’s loss was an unlikely blow to China, which appeared to have encouraged Djibouti’s unprecedented candidacy in order to increase its influence on the Security Council. ...

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