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Somalia, backers sign pact to beef up army

Somalia, backers sign pact to beef up army

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Image result for Somalia, backers sign pact to beef up armySomalia’s government and its foreign backers have signed a security pact which they presented as a road map towards building a functional national army capable of taking on the fight against al Shabaab militants.

The al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group has lost much of the territory it once controlled in Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu, but its deadly attacks remain one of the main obstacles to stability in the chaotic Horn of Africa country.

TVC NEWS Emuan Okolie reports that Somalia has been in turmoil since 1991, hit by decades of conflict in the hands of clan militias.

It has faced an insurgency by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, which the government is battling to put to an end

World leaders converge on London at the 3rd London Conference on Somalia to focus on security, humanitarian relief and aiding political reform to Somalia’s fragile government.

British Prime minister, Theresa May commended countries that have thrown their weight behind Somalia to fight insurgency in the region

United Nations Chief, Antonio Guterres commented on the recent tragedy in Somalia, the assassination of the public works minister. he added that his death should bring about inclusiveness and unity among Somalis

Somali president expressed gratitude towards his international counterparts and promised that Somalia is on its path to progress and change.

The conference convenes Heads of State and Government from across East Africa and other key partners, along with senior figures from international organisations.

 

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