Future heads of state and prime ministers will be appointed by civilian political groups, military officials say, without indicating when power might be returned to civilians.
China and Russia blocked the council from issuing a statement expressing concern at the humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the “limited progress” on implementing a regional plan to restore peace.
The regional economic bloc known as ECOWAS made the decision during a summit in Ghana’s capital Accra, where it also discussed the situations in other coup-affected member states including Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce the decision at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, US officials say, which currently features an exhibit on the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Protesters decry sliding economic conditions as they march in cities across the northeast African nation in continued demonstrations for civilian rule.
A UN human rights expert has released a report naming the three countries as arms suppliers to Myanmar's military junta, even while having 'full knowledge' of attacks on civilians.
The country's army-dominated interim parliament has voted in the transition plan despite promises to stage elections in February.
Man standing on hospital balcony dies from stray bullet fired by security forces, medics say, as residents in capital Khartoum and other cities protest against last year's military coup.
The inauguration of Lt Col Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba as president comes about three weeks after he led a military coup to overthrow elected head of state Roch Marc Christian Kabore.
Meetings between Israeli and Sudanese officials since the military takeover had not been high-level and only involved the security and intelligence apparatus, Sudan's military leader General Abdel Fattah al Burhan said.
Military rule in Myanmar has announced that the amnesty will be placed on the nation’s Union Day.
Protesters march in neighbourhoods across the capital Khartoum and throughout the country against military coup and a wave of political detentions.
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