Press "Enter" to skip to content

African Union lifts Sudan suspension Following transitional government appointed

Even the African Union (AU) on Friday raised its suspension of Sudan’s membership in the bloc, finishing a week-long freeze which was set pending the installation of a civilian government following the ouster of long-term President Omar al-Bashir.

Sudan’s membership was suspended in June after the brutal dispersal of a significant protest site from the Sudanese capital of Khartoum through which resistance medics said dozens of people were murdered and hammering a standoff between military judgment guys and civilian opposition.

But following the army and civilian parties and protest bands signed a power-sharing bargain in August, Sudan called Abdallah Hamdok as prime minister. On Thursday Hamdok formed the nation’s first Cabinet since April when Bashir had been unseated.

The Sudanese foreign ministry hailed the decision in an announcement on Friday, stating:”(We) utilize this fantastic event to reaffirm our dedication to the goals and aims of the African Union.”