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Monday, October 29, 2007

Mogadishu Erupts as Reports of killed Ethiopian soldiers begin to filter through

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- Prime minister Ghedi quits - SOMALIA
- Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of plotting to invade, Ethiopia denies
- Egypt Announces Nuke Power Plants Plans*


-VOA REPORT: Sunday's Kinijit Public Meeting - AUDIO
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(Hundreds of Somalis take part in angry protest against Ethiopian troops as the Somali capital sank further into violence.Sunday, October 28, 2007.(AFP/Mustafa Abdi)

MOGADISHU: Hundreds of protesters demanding the departure of government-allied Ethiopian troops burned tires and threw stones Sunday in the Somali capital as some of the worst violence in months continued for a second day.

Ethiopian troops fired toward protesters after several hundred Somalis — many of them women and children — took to the streets shouting anti-Ethiopian slogans, erecting burning barricades and tossing rocks, witnesses said.(More...)

Also see:
-Somali insurgents kill 3 Ethiopia soldiers
-Seven Ethiopian soldiers killed: Shabelle
-Ethiopian troops fire on protesters - witness
-Street battles rage in Mogadishu


SOMALIA: Prime minister quits; violence rocks Mogadishu

Ali Mohamed Gedi has resigned as Somalia's prime minister after an ongoing power struggle between him and the country's president Abdullahi Yusuf Hassan. "He handed in his letter this morning and the president has officially accepted his resignation," minister of information Madobe Nuunow Mohamed told IRIN.(More...)

Also see:
Ethiopian Govt. reaction on Ghedi's resignation -
Profile: Ali Mohamed Ghedi -

Eritrea says Ethiopia plotting to invade before the November deadline

Signing ceremony for the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea in Algiers, Algeria on December 12, 2000. Seated left to right are President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea and Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia. (UN Photo)

Eritrea accused arch-foe Ethiopia on Saturday of plotting to invade the Red Sea state ahead of a late-November deadline to mark their disputed border on maps.

In an online statement on Saturday, the Asmara government said its security agents had uncovered a plot by Addis Ababa. "Intelligence agencies ... say that (Ethiopia) is intending to launch an invasion against Eritrea in the first week of November 2007 with the blessing of the U.S. Administration," the statement said.(More...)

Also see:
-Ethiopia denies plot to attack Eritrea
-Ethiopia-Eritrea Trade Blame on Boundary Dispute - AUDIO
-War brews on the new frontier




Egypt Announces Nuke Power Plants Plans

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Monday announced plans to build several nuclear power plants, joining several Arab countries in the Middle East that recently have broadcast their own atomic energy ambitions.

Mubarak said in a speech broadcast live on national television that the decision to build these nuclear power stations was to diversify Egypt's energy resources and preserve the country's oil and gas reserves for coming generations.(More...)

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