Africa: AU likely to suspend Egypt after army overthrow

  • Reuters, Addis Ababa
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2013 16:58 IST

African Union (AU) is likely to suspend Egypt from all its activities after the Egyptian military suspended the constitution and overthrew the elected president, Mohamed Mursi, a senior AU source said on Thursday.

The source, who asked not to be identified, said that members of AU's peace and security council would meet on Friday and were likely to implement its usual response to any interruption of constitutional rule by a member state.

"The belief is that the doctrine will be applied, which is suspension for any country where an unconstitutional change has taken place," he said.

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