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Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the new United States ambassador to the UN, faced the press yesterday Monday. His country chairs the Security Council in March. She announced that many topical issues concerning Africa would be on the Council's agenda by the end of the month. </p><div> <p><em>with our correspondent in New York, </em><strong>Carrie Nooten</strong>
The mandate of Minuss, the UN mission in South Sudan, should be renewed within two weeks. The situation in Sudan will also be examined, and in particular the announced withdrawal of the joint UN and African Union peace mission in Darfur, UNAMID. Finally, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the African Union mission in Somalia, Amisom.
In addition, concerning the Sahel, the American ambassador said she was deeply shocked by theabduction of 300 young girls in Nigeria last week ; and as some countries anticipate the renewal of the Minusma in Mali in three months, and begin to campaign for a more robust mandate for the peacekeeping mission, Linda Thomas-Greenfield indicated that the Biden administration, unlike to the previous one, was not closed to an evolution. ” We are going to reflect with our colleagues on the Security Council to see how we can work better, and make Minusma more effective on the ground. I know this is one of the major concerns of the French, and I think they will lead the discussions proactively. And yes, we will participate. »
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Finally, the United States assured that it will continue to closely monitor the situations in Ethiopia and Yemen. Two areas of crisis that the Council Presidency will also address from the perspective of the humanitarian crisis and famine.
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