Survivors said some died from hunger and thirst and others drowned themselves, the IOM said. A number reached Yemen but died before they could get medical help, it added.
A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia’s federal government and a minority community was averted on Thursday when a political party postponed plans to set up a new region for the Sidama people in defiance of central authorities in Addis Ababa.
Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached an agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, setting off street celebrations by thousands of people.
Troops have been deployed on Sunday in Sudan’s capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country’s ruling generals, as calls mounted for restraint to prevent a new military crackdown on demonstrators.
Sudan braced Sunday for a mass protest in the capital against the country’s ruling generals, as calls mounted for restraint to prevent a new military crackdown on demonstrators.