African Union threatens to suspend Sudan, gives a 15-day ultimatum.
The African Union (AU) has threatened to suspend the Northeast African country Sudan following last week’s coup with outset Omar al-Bashir after 30 years in power.
On Thursday, following four months of street protests, the country’s defense minister and vice president, Awad Ibn Auf, took to state radio to announce the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir and his own supremacy over a two-year military-led transitional government.
Just a day later, Ibn Auf stepped down, giving way to Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, another high-ranking military officer who has since then vowed to civilize the system.
Both Ibn Auf and Burhan were members of Bashir’s inner circle, which has not satisfied protesters, hence prompted to remain on streets demanding ‘Power to People’.
Sudan’s Transitional Military Council announced that the National Congress Party (NCP) led by ousted President, Omar al-Bashir will not participate in the upcoming transitional government formation.
According to the AU, if the military government , Transitional Military Council fails to hand over power to civilians within 15 days, the AU will suspend “the participation of the Sudan in all AU’s activities until the restoration of constitutional order,” the body’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) said in a statement.