[Tribune] Why Djibouti would have deserved its place on the UN Security Council - Jeune Afrique

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The President of Djibouti, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, during the UN General Assembly, September 24, 2020.

Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh during the UN General Assembly, September 24, 2020 © UN Photo / Evan Schneider

If Djibouti will ultimately not represent Africa on the UN Security Council this year, it is clear that the country has succeeded in carving out a place for itself on the international diplomatic scene.


Djibouti believed in making its return to the United Nations Security Council this year. In June, the UN General Assembly decided quite differently, however, by designating Kenya as a non-permanent member representing Africa for the period 2021-2022… A decision still difficult to digest for the Djiboutian authorities, who nonetheless remain diplomatic when they address the subject today.

The country had already sat on the Council in the early 1990s, but it felt that it had waited long enough in view of the intense work carried out by its diplomacy since. The re-election of Djibouti in New York would have been

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