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Africa Group endorses Kenya’s candidature for UN Security Council seat

Ocdzi Xavier

Aug. 21, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Kenya’s candidature for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat for the 2021-2022 term has been endorsed by the Africa Group after garnering 37 votes against Djibouti’s 13 during a session by the 54-member regional group in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Kenya won the endorsement after a second round of voting, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.
The Africa Group comprises all the 54 African Union member States which make up 28 per cent of UN membership.
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