AU criticises Sudan's military for coup, calling it 'inappropriate'

The African Union (AU) has criticised the military take over in the Northern-African country of Sudan following the ousting of Omar al-Bashir.

Bashir was toppled out of power by the military on Thursday following months of civilian protests against his 30-year-old rule.

Read: Sudan military announces arrest of President Omar al-Bashir

To discuss the situation, EWN African correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish speaks to Ray White on The Xolani Gwala Show.

The AU said that it is inappropriate. The AU in the past 10 years has red-carded unconstitutional changes of government and that is exactly what has happened here.

Jean-Jacques Cornish, African correspondent - EWN

Omar al-Bashir has been in power for over 30 years and is not the longest serving African president. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea has been serving for 39 years.

Jean-Jacques Cornish, African correspondent - EWN

Paul Biya from Cameroon has been in power for 38 years. They have been in power for a long time but moving them is not allowed.

Jean-Jacques Cornish, African correspondent - EWN

He adds that there have been five coups in Sudan since independence in 1996.

Five coups, two civil wars, genocide in Darfur; it is no wonder that people have taken to the streets.

Jean-Jacques Cornish, African correspondent - EWN

Listen below to the full interview:


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