AU Calls on Sudan Military to Hand Over Power in 15 Days

sudan-protestsApril 16, 2019 ( -- The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) has called on the Sudanese military to hand over power to a transitional civilian authority within fifteen days, according to FBC report.

The African Union's Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) made the call yesterday following a meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss the ongoing situation in Sudan.

The Council “demands that the Sudanese military step aside and hand over power to a transitional civilian-led political authority, in accordance with the will of the people and constitutional order, within a maximum period of fifteen days.”

If this is not met, Sudan will be suspended in all AU’s activities until the restoration of constitutional order, the statement added.

After 30 years rule, former Sudanese President al-Bashir was ousted by the military last week. He is under house arrest in Khartoum. The military said he was removed from power in response to the demands of the people.

Sudanese Defense Minister, Awad Ibn Ouf, took charge for a few days until he was also replaced by Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, the new head of the transitional military council.

The situation in Sudan remains fluid.

Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, announced on Monday an overhaul of the military leadership and appointed a new chief of staff. The military also said it will name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet to help govern the country.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which is behind the protests, repeated its key demands the military hand over power to a transitional civilian government that would rule for four years.



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