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Amnesty warns African Union on human rights as Egypt prepares to

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to chair the African Union, nearly six years after the North African Country was shunned by the continental body following its military coup.

Sisi, who will take over as AU chair from Rwandan leader Paul Kagame, led a military coup in 2013 which overthrew Egypt’s first democratically-elected president which triggered to the country’s AU suspension.

Cairo’s tenure “will probably concentrate on security and peacekeeping”, Ashraf Swelam, who heads a think tank linked to the country’s foreign ministry, told AFP.

Incoming AU chair Sisi will likely focus less on “financial and administrative reform” than his predecessor, Swelam added. 

Such reform was the cornerstone of outgoing AU chairman Paul Kagame’s year in the role. 

An African diplomat told AFP

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Egyptian President’s chairmanship must not undermine African Union’s commitment to human rights

Member states of the African Union must ensure that Egypt’s upcoming chairmanship does not undermine the continental body’s human rights mechanisms, said Amnesty International today. President Abdelfattah al-Sisi of Egypt will assume the position of the chairperson of the African Union on 10 February during its 32nd ordinary session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“During his time in power President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has demonstrated a shocking contempt for human rights. Under his leadership the country has undergone a catastrophic decline in rights and freedoms,” said Najia Bounaim, Amnesty’s North Africa Campaigns Director.

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1619: 400 years ago, a ship arrived in Virginia, bearing human cargo

The 400th anniversary of the Africans' arrival in what is now the USA is being … Congress established the 400 Years of African-American History …
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African Human Rights Yearbook

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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
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Human Rights Caribbean: Weak policy on Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD – Weak government policy on humanitarian aid to Venezuela. Human Rights Caribbean accuses the government of Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath. It shows how little thought has been given to policy towards neighboring Venezuela, says Ieteke Witteveen of the human rights organization.

The Curaçao government announced last week that it could act as a humanitarian hub by means of a press conference. Now it backs down in response to news coverage by several news media here, in Venezuela and in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, the media reported that the government of Curaçao is prepared to cooperate in an international aid campaign for Venezuela.

Curaçao itself also benefits from a stable Venezuela. This is because Venezuelan refugees arrive every day. In…

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Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Persons with …

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa. Date of Adoption: January 29, 2018.
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