Zimbabwe's opposition calls for special AU envoy and troops to end crisis

June 28, 2008 17:34

Zimbabwe's opposition is asking the African Union to send peacekeepers to end the violence there. The Movement for Democratic Change's vice president, Thokozani Khupe, also suggested that the AU dedicate a special envoy to stop the crisis in the southern African country. Khupe spoke to The Associated Press in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. She came to the Egyptian city to ask the AU to get more involved in the crisis. Longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe held a runoff election Friday where he was the sole candidate after the opposition MDC pulled out because of state-sponsored violence against its supporters. African heads of state, including Mugabe, will begin meeting on Monday during the AU's annual summit.

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