Part of: Prelims and GS II – International Relations
- Also, the World Bank has suspended aid to Sudan following the military coup.
About African Union
- It is a continental union consisting of 55 countries of Africa.
- In 2017, the AU admitted Morocco as a member state.
- The AU was announced in the Sirte Declaration in Sirte, Libya in 1999.
- It was founded in 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- It was launched in 2002 in Durban, South Africa.
- The AU’s secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa