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UN Security Council Holds Briefing on Sudan Crisis

© REUTERS / MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAHA person wearing a Sudan's flag stand in front of a burning pile of tyres during a protest against prospect of military rule in Khartoum, Sudan October 21, 2021
A person wearing a Sudan's flag stand in front of a burning pile of tyres during a protest  against prospect of military rule in Khartoum, Sudan October 21, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.10.2021
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The coup in Khartoum occurred as the term of the 11-member transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan was approaching completion and the military was expected to transfer power to a civilian government.
Sputnik is live from New York, as the United Nations Security Council holds a briefing on the situation in Sudan. Previously, the Sudanese Army arrested Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and dissolved the government, declaring a state of emergency.
Khartoum has been facing mass rallies, with people protesting against the power grab.
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