Ethiopian troops in Somalia to defend the country's embattled government exchanged heavy gunfire with Somali Islamist forces Wednesday, a day after an Islamist deadline passed demanding that the Ethiopians leave or face war.

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Fesshaye Yohannes

Fesshaye Yohannes, a prominent Eritrean journalist, was one of four recipients of the 2002 International Press Freedom Award, honored for his demonstrated courage to report independently under repressive political conditions.