Strange Bedfellows

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The Prime Minister of Somalia has driven into the Somali capital, Mogadishu, at the head of a convoy of armoured cars.

Mogadishu had, until the last few days, been under the control of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) – a group of Islamic fundamentalists who want to establish an Islamic state in Somalia.  Earlier this week, Ethiopian and Somali troops made a concerted joint effort to drive the UIC out of Mogadishu despite Somalia and Ethiopia being long-time enemies.

The UIC now have only one stronghold in Somalia, 300 miles from Mogadishu.

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