Egypt’s el-Sissi elected new chairman of African Union
ADDIS ABABA | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body’s summit in Ethiopia.
Also at the African Union meeting Sunday, a statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor was unveiled. Afterward a scuffle erupted between security guards for some African leaders and African Union guards, causing a delay in the entry procession of the heads of state into the main meeting.
Mr. el-Sissi addressed the summit after being elected the new chairman, saying he would focus on security on the African continent.
The rights group Amnesty International warned that Mr. el-Sissi’s chairmanship might undermine the African Union’s human rights mechanisms.