Why Haley’s Successor at the U.N. Should Have a Clue About Africa

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., greets South Sudanese officials on her arrival in Juba, South Sudan, Oct.25, 2017 (AP photo. )
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., greets South Sudanese officials on her arrival in Juba, South Sudan, Oct.25, 2017 (AP photo. )

Will the next American ambassador to the United Nations know anything about Africa? The U.N. is embroiled in crises from the Middle East to North Korea. But roughly half of the Security Council’s resolutions and statements focus on African issues, and 80 percent of U.N. peacekeepers are deployed on the continent. Any ambassador to the U.N. should, therefore, have at least a passing interest in Africa. Both of the Obama administration’s representatives in New York, Susan Rice and Samantha Power, were established authorities on African affairs. Rice devoted a good part of her time at the U.N. to facilitating South […]

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