.Threatens suspension The African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) has given Sudan’s military junta a 15-day ultimatum to transfer power to a civilian-led political authority or face suspension from the pan-African body. In a statement after a meeting at its headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the council said a “military-led transition would…

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The African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) has given Sudan’s military junta a 15-day ultimatum to transfer power to a civilian-led political authority or face suspension from the pan-African body.

In a statement after a meeting at its headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the council said a “military-led transition would be completely contrary to the aspirations of the people of Sudan”.

It therefore demanded that the military council “step aside and hand over power to a transitional civilian-led political authority” within a maximum period of 15 days, or else Sudan would be barred from taking part in AU activities until the restoration of constitutional rule, the council said.

Bashir ruled Sudan with an iron fist for 30 years before he was deposed last week following mass protests that have rocked the country since December.

The protesters have remained in the streets, demanding a return to civilian rule from the military council that’s replaced Bashir.

The AU echoed the protesters’ demands, calling the military intervention a “coup d’Etat, which (the PSC) strongly condemns.”

The body, which has 55 member states, added that “a military-led transition would be completely contrary to the aspirations of the people of Sudan.”

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