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African Union

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  • October 29, 2021
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African Union

Part of: Prelims and GS II – International Relations 

Context The African Union has suspended Sudan until civilian rule in the country was restored, saying it rejected the military takeover in Sudan as an “unconstitutional” seizure of power.

  • 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

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