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Ethiopian PM holds peace talks in Sudan

Ethiopia’s prime minister holds talks with the ruling Transitional Military Council on Friday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KHARTOUM – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is today Friday 7, holding talks in Sudan with both the military rulers and the opposition group over the country’s political crisis.

Dr Abiy’s meditation comes amid the suspension of Sudan from all African Union activities until the military rulers hand over to the civilian-led authority.

Sudan conflicts have claimed over 100 lives after security forces stormed a weeks-long sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum.

The protests forced the military to oust veteran president Omar al-Bashir in April.

The African Union, a continental body in which all 55 African countries are united has on Thursday 6, June suspended the Republic of Sudan over its persistent violation.

During AU’s sitting on Thursday 6 in Addis Ababa, the African Union Peace and Security Council came out with the decision to officially kick out Sudan.

Sudan has now been suspended from “participating in all African Union activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority.”

According to the council, the suspension takes immediate effect. The council revealed that “returning to civilian rule was the only way to allow Sudan to exit from the current crisis”

A number of protesters, however, have reportedly been shot dead by the military. On Wednesday 5, June reports indicated that around 40 bodies of Sudanese Nationals were pulled from the River Nile in the capital Khartoum following a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

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