Africa backs Annan for 2nd term.

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African diplomats have come out solidly behind Kofi Annan in his bid for a second five years at the helm of the United Nations. The Secretary-General's term expires at the end of this year, and elections will probably be held in November. The dean of the African diplomatic corps, Djibouti's Roble Olhaye, reports that African envoys had urged the Ghanaian to stand as "it seems he has the overall support of the international community and is the only consensus...

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