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Civil Society Groups Oppose Mugabe as Next AU President

Civil society organizations are opposing the likely election of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as the next president of the African Union. African leaders are expected to elect the 90-year-old Mugabe to the mostly ceremonial position at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa later this week. Yves Niyiragira is with Fehamu, a pan-African umbrella organization for movements that focus on social justice.  He says electing Mugabe to the AU leadership post sends the wrong message to...

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