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

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.