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African Union tells Sudan military council to hand power to civilians within 60 days

CAIRO (Reuters) - The African Union said on Tuesday that Sudan’s military rulers should hand over power to a civilian-led transitional authority within 60 days.

In a statement, the AU said it noted “with deep regret” that the military had not stepped aside and handed power to civilians within a 15-day period set by the AU last month. The 60 days were a final extension for Sudan’s Transitional Military Council to hand over power to civilians, the AU said.

Reporting by Patrick Werr, writing by Lena Masri, Editing by Catherine Evans

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