Violence in Somali capital worst since "Blackhawk Down"
The Red Cross is calling recent fighting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the worst violence there in 15 years. Minnesota has the largest population of Somali immigrants living in the United States. They're keeping careful track of events in their homeland, where Ethiopian soldiers are trying to protect a United Nations supported transitional government. But insurgents in Mogadishu have been stepping up attacks on the Ethiopians they see as invaders. MPR's Tom Crann talks to Abdi Aynte, editor of Hiiraan-dot-com, a Minnesota-based news Web site about Somalia.
- All Things Considered, 03/30/2007, 5:24 p.m.