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World leaders arrive for Somalia conference in London

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 00:53

British Prime Minister Theresa May and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres are co-hosting a London conference aimed at providing support for Somalia. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed are among several world leaders and top-level officials arriving in London on Thursday (May 11) for a conference on providing international support to Somalia. According to a statement from the British government, the talks focus on security, humanitarian relief and helping Somalia's fragile government deliver political reforms. Somalia has been in turmoil since 1991, hit by decades of conflict at the hands of clan militias. Over the past several years, it has faced an insurgency by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, which the government is battling with the help of regional troops. Somalia's government is being backed by international aid aimed at preventing it from becoming a haven for militants in East Africa.

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World leaders arrive for Somalia conference in London

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 00:53