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Egypt's el-Sisi elected new chairman of African Union

AP  |  Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 

Egypt's Abdel-Fattah el-has been elected of the at the continental body's summit in

The rights group warned that el-Sisi's chairmanship might undermine the African Union's human rights mechanisms.

The rights group said since 2015 has orchestrated a sustained political attack against the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, the body that aims to monitor African states' human rights records.

"Dozens of cases alleging serious human rights violations have been lodged against at the ACHPR," it said.

El-Sisi's election brought to an end the one-year chairmanship of Rwanda's

chairmen set agendas of issues to be addressed during their one-year tenure.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 20:45 IST