The African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan’s membership after this week the country’s military launched a brutal crackdown on protesters that killed dozens of people.
The AU’s Peace and Security Department said that Sudan’s participation in all AU activities would be suspended with immediate effect and until the effective establishment of a civilian-led transitional authority.
The announcement followed an emergency meeting by the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, began on Monday.
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, as the only way to allow the Sudan to exit from the current crisis pic.twitter.com/ioBlnfnxcl
— African Union Peace (@AU_PSD) June 6, 2019
At least 108 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded, according to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD).
Sudan’s pro-democracy leaders have vowed to continue their campaign of civil disobedience until the Transitional Military Council (TMC) – which has ruled Sudan since longtime leader Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a coup in April – is removed and killers of protesters are brought to justice.
Via Al Jazeera