Egypt’s el-Sisi named chair­man of African Union

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - NATION & WORLD 2 -

Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah el-Sisi was elected chair­man of the African Union on Sun­day at the con­ti­nen­tal body’s sum­mit in Ethiopia. El-Sisi said he’d fo­cus on se­cu­rity on the African con­ti­nent. The rights group Amnesty In­ter­na­tional warned that el-Sisi’s chair­man­ship might un­der­mine the African Union’s hu­man rights mech­a­nisms.

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