UN Security Council Seat a Win for African Interests, ANC Says

South Africa's third election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council will be used to to advance the interests of Africa and promote multi-lateralism, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu welcomed the decision, saying: "Our tenure in the Security Council will be dedicated to the legacy of President Nelson Mandela and his commitment to peace."

South Africa will replace Ethiopia, whose term expires at the end of this year. Cote d'Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea are the other members of the Africa Group serving on the Council currently.

Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea,


UN Security Council Chamber in New York City (file photo).

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