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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday threatened sanctions against anyone blocking reforms intended to end Somalia's "hopeless, bloody conflict" and eradicate militant and pirate groups seen as a growing menace to world security.
"We will encourage the international community to impose further sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, on people inside and outside the TFG who seek to undermine Somalia's peace and security or to delay or even prevent the political transition."
Clinton and other speakers welcomed a February 17 agreement among Somali leaders on when its mandate plans for a parliament and constituent assembly to replace the TFGexpires in August.
"Time is of the essence," said Clinton. "The TFG will soon transition out of power. We need to build something in its place"
Originally posted by jrmcleod
Why does your title say UK when its the US?
Global leaders have called for urgent action on Somalia, warning that the world will "pay the price" for failing to help the country tackle its political instability, civil war and pirates.
Speaking at the conference in London along with dozen other leaders on Thursday, David Cameron, the British prime minister, said the “problem in Somalia is a complex jigsaw puzzle where every piece has to be put into place. It is all about the patient work of helping the Somali people to re-build their country from bottom-up,” he said.
Cameron concluded: “So, today, we have reached agreements on seven key areas: security, piracy, terrorism, humanitarian assistance, local stability, reinvigorating political process and international co-ordination."
Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, said the "time is ripe to fix Somali’s problems but it must be done by its citizens".
"For decades, the world has focused on what we could prevent from happening in Somalia - be it conflict, famine, or other disasters. Now we are focused on what we can build. The opportunity is real," she said.
Originally posted by sedona5602
somalia is not important to us interests -they are a bunch of pirates in the indian ocean and their is no government there .it is a mess,i feel sad for the people there .
lets worry about iran and hue them then we can h worry about everyone else. if iran gets a bomb they will hit us
Originally posted by Darth_Prime
That Video becomes more and more Ominous as the days continue forward,
Strange Days Indeed,
Originally posted by Senduko
He says "the US has 5 years before the NEXT SUPERPOWER"
edit on 31-8-2013 by Senduko because: (no reason given)
MOGADISHU (AFP) - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents ambushed President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Tuesday, the militants said, claiming to have destroyed vehicles with rocket-propelled grenades.
"We ambushed a convoy that was escorting the self-appointed Somali President," Shebab spokesman Abdulaziz Abu Musab told AFP, adding that fighting was continuing near the port of Merka. There were no immediate reports of any casualties.
The ambush took place near the small settlement of Buffow, close to the port of Merka, a former Shebab stronghold captured one year ago around 100km south of the capital.
“We were tracking his (Mohamud’s) movements...the fighting is still going on,” Mr Musab said.