Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Situation in Sudan

Addis Ababa, 11 April 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely monitoring the ongoing developments in Sudan, in particular the announcement of the First Vice President and Minister of Defence, Lt General Awad Ibn Auf, on the suspension of the Constitution, the dissolution of the National Assembly, the formation of a military led transitional government which will rule for two years, and the arrest of President Omar Al Bashir as well as the imposition of a state of emergency for three months.