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Trudeau's UN charm offensive in Africa

CBC’s Catherine Cullen reports on the prime minister’s tour through Africa and his bid to gain Canada a coveted seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as he gives him a tour of Unity Park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off an eight-day charm offensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this past weekend, where he attended a meeting of the African Union, and is currently in Dakar, Senegal. It's all part of the Liberal government's efforts to get Canada a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Today, CBC's Catherine Cullen discusses why the government is pushing for this seat, and whether all the time and money put into this bid is really worth it.

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