S. Africa: Actress Angeline Jolie joins African Union summit

Angelina Jolie-Pitt, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Hollywood actress and UN envoy on refugee issues, Angelina Jolie-Pitt, right, attends a discussion ahead of this weekends AU Summit in Johannesburg, Friday, June 12, 2015. Jolie-Pitt highlighted the fact that sexual crimes against women are becoming the weapon of choice for armed groups all over the world because these often happen without punishment. On left is African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Appearing at an African Union summit in South Africa, actress Angelina Jolie, who is also a U.N. special envoy on refugee issues, spoke about rape as a weapon of warfare and asked African representatives to support women’s rights.

Jolie had been invited to speak on women and conflict on Friday. She shared a panel with the African Union Commission Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former British Foreign Secretary William Hague and other prominent delegates.

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