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African Union suspends Sudan’s membership, threatens to sanction military council


African Union's PSC meets in Addis Ababa to discuss situation in Sudan on 6 June 2019 (PSC Photo)
June 6, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union has suspended Sudan’s membership in the regional organization and threatened to impose sanctions on the members of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) if they fail to hand over power to a civilian-led authority.

Last April the PSC gave a two-month delay for the TMC to allow it to organize the modalities for a transfer of power to a transitional civilian. However, the Sudanese junta said they want to control the Sovereign Council in order to oversee the transition.

Further, after the suspension of talks with the opposition, the TMC members launched verbal attacks on the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), followed by a raid on the sit-in area where the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militiamen killed over 100 civilians on 3 June followed by systematic attacks on civilians in the streets of the capital.

Confronted by this situation, the PSC decided in a meeting held on Thursday to " to suspend, with immediate effect, the participation of the Republic of Sudan in all AU activities until the effective establishment of a civilian-led Transitional Authority".

The 15-member regional body decided that "should the Transition Military Council fail to hand-over power to a civilian-led Transitional Authority, Council shall, without any further delay, automatically impose punitive measures on individuals and entities obstructing the establishment of the civilian-led Transitional Authority".

The decision opens the door for more regional and international pressures on the military junta in Khartoum as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have already marked their distance and called for a negotiated settlement to ensure power transition to civilians in Sudan.

The decision tasked the IGAD in coordination with the African Union leadership to broker talks between the ruling TMC and the opposition FFC to end achieve the power transfer to a civilian-led transitional authority.

For the IGAD (...) "to scale up its engagement in the resolution of the Sudanese crisis; Further emphasizes the need for IGAD to mobilize and convene all the Sudanese stakeholders to dialogue, with a view to speedily establish a civilian-led Transitional Authority in Sudan".

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is expected in Khartoum on Friday for talks with the TMC leader and the FFC groups in a bid to implement the PSC recommendation and mediate a solution between the Sudanese parties.

Reuters reported that the Abiy will be in Khartoum for only when one day, as the FFC confirmed to SkyNews Arabia they received an invitation to meet him.

The military council did not issue a statement on the PSC decision or Abiy ’s visit to Khartoum.


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  • 7 June 2019 05:01, by Pakuai

    I don’t think there are people like the death of innocent civilians in whatever form or shape. The North Sudanese protestors have since played their cards pretty much nicely with their demands. But there are also some limits on how some demands are met depending on their respective circumstances. However, the clowns behind the AU are playing their ’characters’ pretty poorly. And l think, the North Sudan’s military officials will just ignore the AU clowns and get away with away it>>>

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    • 7 June 2019 05:22, by Pakuai

      As l have reportedly stated here in SUDAN TRIBUNE, Libya was bombed by the US, the UK and France as mercenaries and were paid by the gulf Arab states to the job done, and the African Union (AU) cowered like goats being led into the Nile. Again, the Egyptians military took power by force from the elected ’muslim brotherhood’ leader, Mr. Mursi and the African Union, AU kept quiet. Back to Libya, general Khalid El Halfta was allowed to ran havoc against Libyan civil population in Tripoli and the surrounds with the help of gulf Arab states and tacit approval from their European & the American masters>>>>

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      • 7 June 2019 05:39, by Pakuai

        The African UN (AU) and indeed, our own IGAD here in our region should have have some kind po for credibility if they were ’honest and consistent’ with their ’sham’ democracy they selectively always try to project on other countries. Here in South Sudan, the criminals in the AU and the IGAD have been acting as ’colonial headmen in tandem with the UN and NGOs’ while they are being ’egged on’ behind the scenes by their masters from the US, the UK, their gulf Arab state’s financiers and their israel attack dog to put absolute pressure on South Sudan>>>>

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        • 7 June 2019 07:04, by Pakuai

          in order to achieve their so-called UN ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT that would be ruled by ’elïtes and lowly educated’ bankers, lawyers, plutocrats, fascists and mercantalists, who would be answerable to anyone but themselves and their buddies. But honestly speaking, the evils have step on the wrong people feet----the Sudanese men, the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan to be precise. Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe, Majak Agoot and other bunch of foreign puppets/stooges were allowed to stage a coup and an elected government>>>

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          • 7 June 2019 07:12, by Pakuai

            on the 15/12/2013, in Juba. And when their coup to take over power in South Sudan was ’squashed’ in Juba. The criminals in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evils juus ( so-called israel) attack dog, their gulf Arab states financiers and their creeps here in African Union (AU) and the IGAD tapped their puppets/stooges to run to Abesh (so-called ethiopia) to go and negotiate with the government of South Sudan>>>>

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            • 7 June 2019 07:21, by Pakuai

              in the hotels, brothels and bars of Adis Ababa. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israel), their gulf Arab states financiers, the African Union (AU) and the IGAD to ’save their evil faces’ that their were not the ones who were behind the coup in South Sudan. The evil even without *shame* went and their so-called *ARCISS documents* in their hotels, bars and brothels of Adis Ababa and tossed it to the government of South Sudan and their puppets/stooges>>>

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              • 7 June 2019 08:40, by Pakuai

                government of South Sudan and *their Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom and their bunch of losers to sign it by force’ their Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom and lowly informed fools signed their rubbish’, to the government of South Sudan refused to sign the ’damned documents’ that was nothing to do with the peace in South Sudan and the South Sudanese people, but the hand over of our country to foreign powers. Something that came and exploded on the 7/7/2016 in Juba. Fellows, WW3 is going to start here in South Sudan>>>>

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                • 7 June 2019 08:50, by Pakuai

                  Our country is not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN, never has, and will never ever under the sun. Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo and other bunch of foreign puppets/stooges who staged the 15/12/2013 foiled coup were taken to Kenya, Abesh (so-called Ethiopia) and North Sudan. And were moved from the ’hotels, brothels and of Adis Ababa), Nairobi, Arusha, Tanzania; Kampala, Uganda; Capetown; Khartoum, North Sudan; Cairo, Egypt>>>>

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                  • 7 June 2019 08:59, by Pakuai

                    Again, the negotiations of South Sudan were to be taken to * West African country of Mauritania* but for some *intriguing reasons* the South Sudanese negotiations were taken back to the b*hotels, brothels and bars* of Adis Ababa for the so-called *R-ARCISS* to be *signed* in there in September last year!!!. Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo and other bunch of for foreign puppets/stooges are still being kept as blackmails or bargaining chips by their foreign masters>>>>>>

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                    • 7 June 2019 09:10, by Pakuai

                      Fellows, the owners have taken back their country. I am the one who will help bomb North Sudan, kill all these West Africans, Bantus, Saudi Arabians, Yemenis, Abesh (so-called ethiopians), evil English people, white Americans, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, UNIMISS and some of their creeps in between here out of our Country once and for call. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

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                      • 7 June 2019 09:20, by Pakuai

                        Fellows, we have informed our lowly informed South Sudanese fools to take their rubbish away from *Kenya, Abesh (so-called Ethiopia), South Africa, North Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen if they have any of their people in these countries. We are going to destroy these countries. We will not live side by side with these vermin not even in slightest. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

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                        • 7 June 2019 09:29, by Pakuai

                          Lowly informed South Sudanese fools, the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan have taken back their country. Let Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, his Lord resistant army (LRA), his so-called SPLM/A-IO, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called), UNIMISS, their mighty US, IGAD-plus and some of their creeps in between bring their *cheap and dirty intrigues* into our country and over our people if they damn can. But the evils are going to be *wiped out of map* of earth>>>

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