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Africa seeks two permanent seats at UN table

By Michael Malakata, Lusaka, Zambia African governments have reaffirmed their demand for two permanent seats and about five non-permanent seats in the United Nations (UN) Security Council. In their submissions during an informal plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on the equitable representation in the membership of the Security Council, several African countries and other friendly nations backed the calls for more representation of the 54-nation continent in the Security Council. Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota, said the African proposal sought to redress the historical injustice to the continent through the Security Council composition and processes. “It is the position of the African Group … Continue reading

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Cape Verde becomes ICC’s 119th member state

New York – The Coalition for the International Criminal Court today welcomed Cape Verde as the 119th state party to the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), hailing this as a crucial step towards ending impunity for the most serious crimes in Africa. In recognizing the jurisdiction of the ICC—the world’s first and only permanent international court to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide—Cape Verde has made a historic commitment to international justice and the rule of law, the Coalition said.  “We congratulate the Cape Verdean Government and people for this landmark achievement, which has marked an advance in Africa’s commitment to justice,” … Continue reading

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