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South Africa Secures Seat on UN Security Council for Third Time

Expand The United Nations Security Council meets on Syria at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., May 16, 2018. © 2018 Reuters South Africa secured a seat as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the third time on Friday. The seat offers a chance for South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, to restore the country’s human rights-based foreign policy. This latest term will be for 2019-2020. During its January summit, the African Union (AU) endorsed South Africa’s candidacy for the seat. It was the only African country backed by the regional body. South Africa will replace…

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