By Sandra Birungi
The African Union (AU) could suspend Egypt from its organization after the country’s military ousted the president, Mohammed Morsi.
AU has warned the country over a violation of constitutional rule by its army that led to the ouster of the president. The union’s Peace and Security Council announced on Thursday that officials will convene on Friday to discuss the situation in Egypt, and then take the required action for the possible suspension of Egypt.
AU leader Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the ouster “was in violation of the provisions of the Egyptian constitution and falls under the AU doctrine on unconstitutional changes of government.” He went ahead and urged Egyptians to follow the Egyptian law and engage in dialogue in order to end the political crisis.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said of the ouster, “What is happening currently in Egypt is indeed a matter of grave concern not just to us in Africa, but should be a matter of great concern to any true believer of a democratic process.”