This move by AU intensifies global pressure on Sudan’s new military leaders to stand down after witnessing worst violence since Bashir’s fall.
AU said Sudan will be suspended until power was transferred to a civilian-led authority in the country. It also demanded to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis.
The AU’s suspension followed the forceful dispersal of the month-long sit-ins. The military action resulted in the death of more than a hundred protesters.
AU founded on: 26 May 2001
Launched on: 9 July 2002
Chairman: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Political centres: Addis Ababa, Johannesburg
Member states: 55
AU aims to achieve greater unity, cohesion, and solidarity between the African countries and African nations