15 days to 3 months – African Union extends Sudan power transfer deadline

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African Union leaders in Egypt Tuesday gave Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council a further three months to relinquish power, extending the two-week deal the Peace and Security of the African Union Council had given the military on April 15.

The extension is believed to be the results of a meeting between the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and a Sudanese delegation led by Lieutenant-General Jalal Alsheikh Altayeb, member of the Military Transitional Council (MTC)

After the meeting, the African Union Commission released the following statement,

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today received a Sudanese delegation led by Lieutenant-General Jalal Alsheikh Altayeb, member of the Military Transitional Council (MTC), who conveyed a written message to from Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairperson of the MTC.

Recalling the communiqué adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its meeting held on 15 April and his own earlier communiqué, the Chairperson reiterated the African Union’s commitment to work with all the Sudanese stakeholders towards a consensual and inclusive transition that meets the aspirations of the people and ensures the stability of the country.

As part of the continental solidarity and the search for African solutions to African problems, the Commission of the African Union will continue to closely monitor the situation and interact with all the Sudanese stakeholders, with the view to helping them overcome the challenges confronting their country.

Ebba Kalondo
Spokesperson to the Chairperson
African Union Commission
Addis Abeba

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