African Union condemns military takeover in Sudan

The African Union on Thursday criticised the military ouster of Sudan’s veteran president Omar al-Bashir and called for calm and restraint.

“Military take over is not the appropriate response to the challenges facing Sudan and the aspirations of its people”, chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said in the statement.

He added that the Peace and Security Council will “meet swiftly” to make appropriate decisions.

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