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AU and UN united over Sudan

Publish date: 13 May 2019
Issue Number: 823
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: A Matter of Justice

The AU and UN are supporting a civilian-led transitional government in Sudan following last month's overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir. AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said there was no question of sustaining the military council that assumed power after al-Bashir's ousting. A report on the News24 site notes that Mahamat, who met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said military members could be part of a civilian government. The AU initially gave the military 15 days to hand over power but extended the deadline to 60 days. The UN-AU communique welcomes and supports 'AU-led efforts to facilitate a consensual and civilian-led transition, in close co-ordination with the UN'.

Full report on the News24 site