UNGA: Africa demands larger role in global decision-making

The African Union Chairperson, and the Senegalese President Macky Sall told the United Union General Assembly that Africa must play a larger role in international decision-making.

Sall said Tuesday that Africa has suffered enough of the burden of history, and wants to be a pole of stability and opportunity.

The AU Chairperson called for the continent to have a seat in the influential G20 group of nations.

In his comments to the U.N., President Sall also pressed for a fair and equitable energy transition, emphasizing that more than 600 million Africans still lack access to electricity on a continent of 1.4 billion.

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