Sierra Leone and Algeria have been elected non-permanent members of the united nations security council representing africa.

Sierra leonean president Julius Maada bio termed the election a generational accomplishment representing unique success as the country transitioned from war to peace.

guyana, republic of korea and slovenia were also elected following a vote by the general assembly yesterday,

the newly elected countries will join ecuador, japan, malta, mozambique and switzerland as non-permanent members of the council as they take up seats on 1 january and serve until 31 december 2025.

the security council is composed of 15 countries, with china, france, russia, the uk and the us as permanent members with a right to veto any resolution.

June 7, 2023

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