African Union sets deadline for Sudan power transfer

Via: Ashraf Shazly/AFP

The African Union has warned Sudan’s military that the country has 15 days to install a civilian government or risk getting kicked out of the bloc, as a sit-in demanding the army hand over power entered its 11th day on Tuesday. Sudan must aim to hold “free, fair and transparent elections” as soon as possible, the AU’s Peace and Security Council said it in a statement on Monday. “A military-led transition would be completely contrary to the aspirations of the people of Sudan,” it added. Omar al-Bashir has been removed by the military after months of anti-government protests against his three-decade rule. Bashir, has already been transferred from the presidential palace to the Khartoum penitentiary.

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