AU SUSPENDS SUDAN
Written by thereachfm on June 7, 2019
The African Union has suspended Sudan, demanding a civilian-led transition authority to resolve a crisis which has claimed over 100 lives.
Following the suspension the AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of Sudan in all AU activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority.
The military ousted longtime president Omar al-Bashir in April after months of protests against his authoritarian rule.
But thousands of demonstrators had remained camped out in front of the army headquarters calling for the generals to cede power to civilians.
Sudanese authorities have admitted dozens of people were killed when security forces stormed a weeks-long sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum.