Ban Ki-moon Expected to Seek Re-Election As United Nations’ Secretary-General

In Political-News this Sunday morning, Diplomats at the United Nations say that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a former South Korean foreign minister, is likely to announce his plans to seek another five-year term as early as Monday pending a Security Council recommendation and a vote by the organization’s 192-members.

As of yet, there has been no public announcement made with respect to any challenger for the agency’s lead which Ban Ki-moon took in 2007 when he succeeded Kofi Annan. Since taking the lead office, Mr. Ban has earned a reputation for extensive travel around the world and taking on sensitive issues, including the recent controversy in Sudan and the takeover of the Abyei region bordering southern Sudan which is known for its rich oil reserves.

Ban Ki-moon recently called on the African Union to stress to both sides a military showdown over Abyei is not an option.

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