Amnesty urges Zimbabwe president to address African rights concerns

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Friday urged [press release] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to address human rights concerns in Zimbabwe and other parts of the African continent. AI wants Mugabe to utilize his position of Chairperson of the African Union (AU) [official website] to stabilize areas that have been characterized by recent conflict that has displaced millions of people. Netsanet Belay, AI’s Africa Director for Research and Advocacy, stated, “[t]here is an urgent need for the AU to take more concrete steps to effectively address the massive human rights violations resulting from the many conflicts taking place in several parts of the continent.” Mugabe will hold his position of Chairperson of the AU for at least the next year. (Read More)