Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent el-sisi new chair of African Union

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah el-sisi has been elected chair­man of the African Union at the con­ti­nen­tal body’s sum­mit in Ethiopia.

“Our work must con­tinue to im­prove peace and se­cu­rity in Africa in a holis­tic and sus­tain­able man­ner,” el- Sisi said at the sum­mit. “Me­di­a­tion and pre­ven­tive diplo­macy will re­main one of the pri­or­i­ties of the African Union.”

The rights group Amnesty In­ter­na­tional warned that el-sisi’s chair­man­ship might un­der­mine the African Union’s hu­man rights mech­a­nisms.

Ab­del-fat­tah el-sissi

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