Egypt regains membership in African Union

African Union17/06/2014 (Ahram Online – Egypt): The African Union’s Peace and Security Council has unanimously agreed to unfreeze Egypt’s membership to the AU, state news agency MENA reported on Tuesday. The decision comes after almost a year of Egypt being suspended from the 54-nation bloc just days after the overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi, citing a need to restore “constitutional order”. It is the AU’s policy to suspend any member state that undergoes an “unconstitutional” change of government. However, in April – a few weeks before the presidential election which brought Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to power – AU head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said that Egypt would return to the union after the implementation of its transitional roadmap. Egypt has so far finalised two out of three milestones of its post-Morsi roadmap, ratifying a new constitution in January and electing a new president in May…

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/103986/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-regains-membership-in-African-Union.aspx

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