More die in Mogadishu fighting

At least 12 are killed in shelling near presidential palace in Somali capital.

    Up to 35 people have been killed in last
    two days of fighting in Mogadishu [AFP]

    "The hospital is over crowded with injured people," he said.

    Somali forces and the anti-government fighters, who intend to install an Islamic state in Somalia, blamed each other for sparking the violence.

    AU troops

    More than 4,000 African Union peacekeepers are in Somalia, but they often come under attack and are ultimately confined to protecting key government institutions.

    A surge of violence that erupted in Mogadishu in May has killed about 200 people and forced tens of thousands to flee the capital.

    Somalia has been without an effective government since 1991 when the overthrow of the government at the time plunged the country into chaos.

    A UN-backed government is currently in place in Mogadishu, but it is struggling to restore order with anti-government fighters controlling large patches of the country.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and 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.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    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