Africa to boycott UN General Assembly if Security Council representation bid fails

Africa to boycott UN General Assembly if Security Council representation bid fails
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African nations plan to boycott the United Nations General Assembly, if the continent's call for representation on the Security Council is not considered.
The Chairperson of the Committee of Ten, and President of Sierra Leone, has made the suggestion on Wednesday at the consultative summit of African Union Heads of State on the Reform of the United Nations, in the Equatorial Guinea capital, Malabo.
Ernst Bai Koroma said it was shocking that the UN makes decisions on the security of the continent, without its involvement.
Africa is demanding two seats on the Security Council, and another two on a non-permanent basis.
Koroma told the gathering that the options are; that seats are made available with equal voting powers - or voting powers are scrapped in total.
He further noted that more drastic actions are needed, as it has been 12 years that Africa has been calling for reform.
The Committee of Ten argues that suitable seats on the UN Security Council, is the only way to reflect Africa's right to redress historical injustices done to the continent.