Snippets from the 74th UN General Assembly 2019 Part I
Babafemi A. Badejo, Ph.D
End of January 2016, I had the opportunity of listening to late President Robert Mugabe as he gave his last address as African Union President handing over to President Idris Deby of Chad. His speech went viral, especially among Africans. He raised questions on the effectiveness of the United Nations for African nations. Questioning the rationale of having the UN HQ in NY, he wondered about why African Countries annually spend so much to attend the General Assembly without achieving much in return since ab initio, they are unequal and have been unable to realise change in the organization. I really don’t know how much Mugabe’s successor expended in order to have his day in the son. The fact, however, is that whatever he wanted to say did not interest other member States. He gave his speech to an almost empty hall.
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