Momentum builds for African Union’s G20 membership

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Momentum builds for African Union's G20 membership
Momentum builds for African Union's G20 membership

Africa-Press – Botswana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFRP3EuxRLo

After years of campaigning, the African Union may be closer than ever to getting a seat in the G20.

In recent years, the G20 has become the forum where key global governance issues are discussed.

G20 countries represent around 85% of global GDP, over 75% of global trade, and about two-thirds of the world population.

That the African Union is not a member has been cited as a dent on the G20’s credibility.

But with Chinese, American and European backing, there are signs that the 55-nation grouping could become the 21st member as soon as September.

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