Fighting in Somalia
Via BBC: Heavy Somali fighting amid crisis
More than 200,000 people have fled their homes since Ethiopian troops helped the government oust an Islamist group from Mogadishu in December, the UN says.
However, President Abdullahi Yusuf told the BBC that the situation was slowly improving, blaming the latest violence on the Islamists.
“Our aim is to protect the public and the government from attacks of these remnants of the Union of Islamic Courts [UIC] because they are assassinating everyone to reckon with in Somalia who they think would sympathise with the government,” he told the BBC.
He also said the Ethiopians would have withdrawn by now if the violence had not continued.
No specific commentary–just something that was worthy of noting and that likely will not be covered on most newscasts.