Somalia:Will become a ‘success story’-UN Chief

Somalia Conference London 2017

UN chief Antonio Guterres, has told an international gathering on Somalia that after decades of conflict and stability, the conditions are now in place for it to become a success story.

Mr Guterres said Somalia now had a government that could be trusted and a plan that made sense.

At the end of the meeting in London, President Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said now was the time for action.

Several world leaders attended the meeting

Earlier, the conference heard that although there had been improvements in security, Somalia faced the risk of a drought turning into famine.

Six million people need help and the UN is seeking about $1bn (£780m) in aid.

The African Union has a large force in Somalia to help the government defeat the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group.

By Africafrique and agencies

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