Sudan’s military leaders have been given 60 days to hand over power to a civilian team.
The African Union said on Tuesday that Sudan’s military rulers risk sanctions if they fail to comply with the latest order.
In a statement, the AU said it noted “with deep regret” that the military had not stepped aside and handed power to civilians within a 15-day period set by the AU in April.
The AU said the 60 days ultimatum is now considered a final extension for Sudan’s Transitional Military Council to hand over power to civilians.
Sudanese protesters have in the past weeks turned their anger on the military that toppled former leader, Omar al-Bashir.
The protesters had asked the military to hand over power to a civilian regime days after their protests led to a coup.
The Military had promised it will ensure that a civilian government is formed but not immediately.
The leaders of the military council were willing to have a joint military-civilian team.
But the protesters are having none of that and are demanding a civilian council to oversee the transitional process.
Recent discussions on a civilian transition team have failed to materialize with protesters still camping outside army headquarters in Khartoum.
They have promised to escalate their protests in the coming days. The protesters say the military is still an extension of the regime under the former leader, Bashir.
The toppled ex-leader has been caged at the Kobar prison days after he was removed from power in a military coup.
He could face trial but the country has refused to extradite him to The Hague. He is wanted for war crimes.