Somalia has told its citizens they are not allowed to travel to Sudan, a popular transit point for undocumented migrants travelling to Europe.

The immigration chief, Abdullahi Gafow, said the only Somalis allowed to go to Sudan were those on diplomatic missions.

Mr. Gafow said he wanted to stop young Somalis making the treacherous journey to Europe.

Hundreds of migrants, many of them Somalis, are reported to have drowned last week when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean.

Sub-Saharan African migrants are rescued by the Libyan coastguard after their inflatable boat started to sink off the coastal town of Guarabouli, 60 kilometres east of the capital Tripoli on November 20, 2014, AFP

Author: Cerebral Lemon