UK’s May meets with African leaders on sideline of Somalia conference
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (May 11) met with African leaders on the sideline of an international conference on Somalia in London.
May met with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at No. 10 Downing street, the official residence of the British Prime Minister.
The London conference is co-hosted by the British government, the United Nations and Somalia’s U.N.-backed federal government, led by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who took office in February after a Western-backed electoral process.
As well as galvanising the international community to boost its response to the humanitarian crisis, the conference also aims to broker a security pact under which disparate forces would join together to form a functional national Somali army.