A demonstrator waves a Sudanese national flag from atop a bus as he arrives to join a mass rally in Khartoum [Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters]

The African Union has given Sudan‘s military rulers another 60 days to hand over power to a civilian authority or face suspension.

The new threat on Wednesday came after Sudan’s military leaders ignored an earlier deadline to step aside within a 15-day period set by the bloc on April 15. 

The AU’s Peace and Security Council said it noted the military’s failure to transfer power to a civilian authority “with deep regret”, but said it was giving the council “an additional period of up to 60 days” to do so. 

The bloc also reiterated “its conviction that a military-led transition

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