The United Nations, UN says the renewed ethnic conflict in the Sudanese region of Darfur has led to loss of lives and displaced over about 15,000 people last week
It added that a personal dispute between two men from the Masalit ethnic group and an Arab nomadic group sparked the conflict near the city of El- Geneina. Armed herders then attacked the local market, set fire to part of the village, and killed nine people including two children.
It was gathered that the conflict also forced over 4,000 people to flee across the border to Chad and that about two million people still live in camps as a result of the Darfur conflict in the early 2000s.
In another development, about six migrants have drowned and another 30 are missing after the boat they were in capsized off the Tunisian coast.
It was learnt that thirty-four people were rescued by Tunisian navy and coastguard vessels. Survivors said 70 migrants had been aboard the boat from a range of countries including Egypt, Sudan and Morocco.
However, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR stated that in the first nine months of last year, about 1,300 migrants disappeared or drowned trying to cross from North Africa to Italy.