U.S. Ambassador To U.N. Haley Criticizes African Nations For ‘Collective Failure’ On Hunger Crises Responses; U.N. SG Guterres Calls For More International Cooperation With Continent
Associated Press: U.S. criticizes Africa for ‘failure’ on famine threat
“U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley sharply criticized African nations on Tuesday for their ‘collective failure’ to respond to the threat of famine facing more than 14 million people … Haley said the looming famines in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan are primarily caused by armed conflict and represent ‘a tragic example’ of the failure of those governments to address the causes, and of the combatants to allow access to alleviate suffering…” (Lederer, 7/20).
VOA News: U.N. Chief Urges More International Cooperation on Africa
“The U.N. secretary-general urged the international community Wednesday to, in his words, ‘change the narrative’ about Africa. Antonio Guterres said countries should cooperate more with the continent to recognize its vast potential and prevent and manage conflicts there. Guterres told a Security Council debate about enhancing peace and security in Africa that the African Union and the United Nations have a shared interest in neutralizing conflicts before they escalate and managing them effectively when they do happen…” (Besheer, 7/19).