Canada’s PM arrives Africa to canvass support for top UN seat

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Addis Ababa for the African Union Summit on Friday night, seeking to galvanise support for his country ahead of an upcoming contest for a seat at the influential United Nations Security Council.

Canada has been locked in a contest with Norway and the Republic of Ireland for two non-permanent seats that would be available later this year on the Security Council. Election into the seats is scheduled to hold in June.

Mr Trudeau became the first Canadian leader to attend the annual summit of the African Union, an umbrella body for 54 out of 193 countries that would take part in the Security Council votes.

He touched down Friday night with a team that includes his cabinet members and Nigerian basketball executive, Masai Ujiri, meeting…

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