Sudan is a popular passage for undocumented immigrants from the Horn of African nation headed for Italy
News of the attack took days to emerge because the militants have destroyed telecommunications masts in the area.
Le Pen wants boat people sent back to Africa; Sarkozy says it's ‘like a water leak spreading to every room of a family home’
European navies who rescue migrants are “accomplices” of the traffickers who organise the transit, she says.
Despite being murdered by Islamic State, drowning in Mediterranean, Ethiopians still dream of Europe
The journey costs between $2,500 and $5,000, a fortune, but one that most think they can pay back as soon as they strike gold in Europe.
Migrants 'throw' Nigerian, Ghanaian Christians to their death into sea in religion row: Italy police
Nearly 10,000 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean have been rescued in recent days.
At least 30 dead in DR Congo river-boat wreck, sparking riots. Over 400 drown there in 2014 shipping disasters
Shipping disasters occur frequently, leaving many dead on the lakes and rivers of the DRC due to overcrowding on old and poorly maintained vessels.
The year marked one of the most intense struggles between good, glory, evil, tragedy and shame on the continent.
Numbers of fatalities often very high due to a shortage of life jackets and the fact that many people in the region cannot swim.
In the past five years, more than 500,000 people - mostly Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalis - have reached Yemen following treacherous journeys.
372,000 people drown each year, most of them children.