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BREAKING: AU Suspends Sudan Over Military Coup

Sudanese safety forces hold watch as they defend a army hospital and authorities places of work throughout protests in opposition to a army coup overthrowing the transition to civilian rule.

 

The African Union stated on Wednesday it had suspended Sudan till civilian rule within the nation is restored, saying it rejected the army takeover as an “unconstitutional” seizure of energy.

The continent-wide bloc stated it “strongly condemns the seizure of power” and was suspending Sudan from all AU actions “until the effective restoration of the civilian-led transitional authority”.

Sudanese General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Monday ordered the dissolution of the federal government and declared a state of emergency, sparking widespread worldwide condemnation.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was positioned underneath army arrest, alongside together with his ministers and civilian members of Sudan’s ruling council, sparking indignant protests on the streets of Khartoum.

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Hamdok was later launched underneath shut guard, however different ministers and civilian leaders stay in detention.

Security forces launched sweeping arrests of anti-coup protesters on Wednesday, in a bid to finish three days of demonstrations in opposition to the facility seize.

Sudan’s prime military normal Abdel Fattah al-Burhan speaks throughout a press convention on the General Command of the Armed Forces in Khartoum on October 26, 2021.

 

Numerous Western powers have referred to as for an pressing assembly with Hamdok, saying they nonetheless recognise the prime minister and his cupboard because the constitutional leaders of Sudan.

The AU suspended Sudan in June 2019 after pro-democracy protesters demanding civilian rule had been gunned down outdoors military headquarters in Khartoum.

Their membership was reinstated three months later after Hamdok introduced the appointment of Sudan’s first cupboard because the ousting of veteran chief Omar al-Bashir.

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