Posts Tagged ‘London conference’
Interview: Adjoa Anyimadu, Somalia researcher, Chatham House“Scepticism understandable”
Interview: Benedicte Goderiaux, Somalia researcher, Amnesty International“Foreign armies and proxy militias in Somalia must be held accountable”
Interview: Ali Rooble, protester“London conference on Somalia aims to conquer the country”
Ambience: Protest at London conference“Hands off Somalia!”
The London conference on Somalia opens to fanfare on Thursday hoping to improve the situation in a country described as the “world’s worst failed state”. Ahead of the conference the UN Security Council has approved a new resolution bolstering the African Union’s peacekeeping force in Somalia to 17,000 troops, in its fight against the Al-Shabaab rebels.
More than 35 countries, including seven Arab states, the United Nations and Nato, gathered in London on Tuesday to discuss plans for Libya’s future. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, told RFI that the meeting was “successful” and he hopes that military intervention in Libya comes to end “as soon as possible”.
Interview: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Sec Gen, OIC