Kumasi, September 22priningonline – President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called upon the global community to provide support to Africa in addressing the increasing conflicts and insecurity across the continent. He stressed that these conflicts could be more effectively resolved if the international community backed the efforts of regional and continental organizations instead of undermining them.
During his address at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Akufo-Addo reminded the world of Africa’s contributions during the Second World War, where Africans fought and sacrificed for the defense of Europe and its allies, ushering in an era of peace and prosperity in those nations. He emphasized the need for reciprocal support from the world community in Africa’s time of need.
The President expressed deep concern about the instability in the Sahel region and the widespread terrorist activities that have placed immense political and economic pressure on the continent. He noted the loss of significant territory to terrorist groups and the resurgence of coup d’états in some nations as misguided solutions to these threats.
The 78th UN General Assembly convenes at a time marked by global challenges, including climate change, worsening poverty and food insecurity, conflict, and rising humanitarian needs. President Nana Akufo-Addo called for reforms in the composition of the UN Security Council to enhance its effectiveness in addressing contemporary conflicts. He also urged for reparations to be paid for the crimes committed during the slave trade, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging the suffering and exploitation endured by millions of Africans.