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Biden will demand that the African Union become a full member of the G-20.

African leaders have long complained of being left out of discussions on global affairs. They say they often feel like bystanders while Western countries drive most international bodies. G-20 is a highly influential forum for world’s most powerful economies, and South Africa is the only African member. African leaders have pushed Biden to increase African representation in the G-20, his spokesman says. Africa has been hit hard by rising temperatures, droughts and other extreme weather events fueled by climate change. It has also borne the brunt of the economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.