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AU Suspends Egypt
By Harold Hutchison

The removal of Mohammed Morsi by the Egyptian military has begun generating a response. While the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood government was celebrated by a large portion of the Egyptian people, there have been violent protests by the Muslim Brotherhood, which lead to three people dying.

The African Union has suspended Egypt, barring it from taking part in any activities of the organization. “The overthrow of the democratic elected president does not conform to the relevant provisions of the Egyptian constitution and is therefore false under the definition of an unconstitutional change of government. The council decides to suspend the participation of Egypt in AU activities until the restoration of constitutional order,” Admore Kambudzi, secretary of the African Union Peace and Security Council, said.

The Obama Administration has not yet called the removal of Morsi a military coup.