African Union suspends Egypt after Morsi ouster

AU halts Egyptian participation in body's activities until constitutional order restored, council secretary says.

By REUTERS
July 5, 2013 15:15
1 minute read.
A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of Mohamed Morsi.

Muslim Brotherhood hold poster of Morsi July 4 2013 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Louafi Larbi)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

ADDIS ABABA - The African Union suspended Egypt from all its activities on Friday after the Egyptian military overthrew the elected president, Mohamed Morsi, a senior AU official said.

"As mandated by the relevant AU instruments, the African Union Peace and Security Council decides to suspend the participation of Egypt in AU activities until the restoration of constitutional order," said Admore Kambudzi, secretary of the council.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Suspension is the AU's usual response to any interruption of constitutional rule by a member state. In March it suspended the

Central African Republic after rebels overthrew the government. In recent years, it has meted out similar treatment to Madagascar and Mali, although Mali's suspension has since been lifted.

Tunisia and Turkey were among Muslim countries to denounce Morsi's overthrow as a coup. The United States and European Union refrained from using that description but called for a swift return to democratic rule.

Following the swearing-in of Adli Mansour on Thursday as interim head of state, the next step in the Egyptian army's "road map" back to democracy is the formation of an interim government in the next few days. One state newspaper said it should be ready on Sunday.

Related Content

July 19, 2018
Pro-Assad villages evacuated in deal with Syrian rebels

By REUTERS