In a sign that Somalia’s long-running insurgency could once again draw in neighbouring countries, Ethiopian troops have reportedly entered Somali territory and dug in around a strategic town. Ethiopian soldiers invaded Somalia in 2006 to oust Islamist militias that had taken over much of the country and to restore a United Nations-backed government. They officially pulled out earlier this year. The Islamist militias have meanwhile continued to expand their reach—a development that Ethiopia, a predominantly Christian country, views with alarm.
Ethiopia to head back into Somalia
After restoring the UN-backed government, Ethiopia pulled out of the neighbouring country, only to be drawn in again