The African Union on Wednesday suspended Sudan following a military takeover that ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
The body described the takeover as “an affront to the shared values and democratic norms of the AU.”
It said Sudan’s membership will not be restored until the transitional government is reinstated.
The suspension comes a day after U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with the African Union Chairperson Felix Tshisekedi.
Blinken and Tshisekedi discussed the coup in Sudan, the State Department said in a readout on Tuesday. It is not clear whether Blinken called for the suspension of Sudan.