AU & UN Are For The Civilian-Led Sudan Transition

The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) have announced their support for the civilian-led transitional government. Since last months over throw of former President Omar al-Bashir.

Omar Al-Bashir

Al-bashir who held onto power for 30 years was overthrown in a coup last month. After months of protests the demonstrators got what they want and ousted the government but now was a civilian led government.

The au initially gave the military government 15 days to hand over power but have extended the deadline to 60 days.

The UN-AU communique welcomes and supports “AU-led efforts to facilitate a consensual and civilian-let transition, in close coordination with the UN.”

AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat said to reporters on Monday, “The military rule is unacceptable. The military members, however, could be part of a civilian government.”

Meanwhile, on Monday Sudanese forces seized explosives belts, guns including rifles with silencers and more. On a property in the capital Khartoum, the state news agency reported.

It is unknown if the weapons cache was linked in any way to the country’s current political crisis. Reportedly no one was arrested. The owner of the weapons is also unknown.

The raid was carried out by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), acting on a tip.

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