Ethiopian soldier killed in Somalia

Somali police arrest 36 people as they seek to halt attacks on Ethiopian troops.

    Ethiopian troops in Somalia have been attacked several times in recent weeks [AFP]

    The attack in Kismayo's market was followed by a brief gunfight as the Ethiopians fought back against their attackers.
    Mohamed Abdi, Kismayo's police chief, said 36 people were arrested and were being interrogated.
    The gunfight was the first against Ethiopians in Kismayo, but the latest in a spate of attacks against Ethiopian and government troops across the country - most of them in the capital Mogadishu.
    The Islamic Courts Union - the militia that controlled much of Somalia before being ousted by the Somali government and their Ethiopian allies in December - have said they will continue to fight against government forces.
    The Ethiopians pulled out at least 200 soldiers on Tuesday as part of a scaling down of forces to make way for an African Union-backed peacekeeping contingent of nearly 8,000 troops.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.