African Union suspends Egypt after army overthrow president

2013-07-05 14:16

Addis Ababa – The African Union (AU) suspended Egypt from all its activities after the Egyptian military overthrew the elected president, Mohammed Morsi, a senior AU official has said.

Suspension is the AU’s usual response to any interruption of constitutional rule by a member state.

“As mandated by the relevant AU instruments, the African Union Peace and Security Council decides to suspend the participation of Egypt in AU activities until the restoration of constitutional order,” Admore Kambudzi, Secretary of the Peace and Security Council, said today after a meeting.

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