At last, the African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan as its member.

This announcement was made after an emergency meeting by the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, following the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, Al Jazeera reports.

The AU’s Peace and Security Department disclosed this in a post on its official Twitter page on Thursday.

The post reads: “ The AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of Sudan in all AU activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority

“As the only way to allow Sudan to exit from the current crisis, participation in all AU activities would be suspended with immediate effect.”

Meanwhile reports have indicated that not less than 108 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded, according to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD).