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.
Residents of the Somali town of Baidoa stocked up on emergency provisions Friday as tensions between Somalia's Islamic Court fighters and government-backed Ethiopian troops heated up.
By PBS NewsHour
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.
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