June 6, 2019 / 12:14 PM / 12 days ago

African Union suspends Sudan from its activities till civilian government formed

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union’s Peace and Security Council voted on Thursday to suspend Sudan from all AU activities until a civilian government has been formed.

The council made the announcement after a meeting in Addis Ababa of the member states of the pan-continental body. The decision follows an upsurge in violence in Sudan this week as its ruling military council and opposition groups vye to take charge of the transition to democracy.

Reporting by Dawit Endeshaw; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by Gareth Jones

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