Middle East

AU calls for trial for killers of Sudan school children

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – The African Union called on Wednesday for a speedy trial for those responsible for the killing of school children at a protest in the Sudanese city of El-Obeid on Monday.

Mohamed Hassan Lebatt, the bloc’s mediator in Sudan, also called for the ruling military council and opposition coalition to sign a constitutional declaration they have been wrangling over for weeks.

He told a news conference a joint legal committee has almost completed its work on the document.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Andrew Heavens

Photo: some African Union member flags

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