February 23rd, 2012
06:31 AM ET

World leaders meet in London to discuss Somalia

International leaders met Thursday to discuss terror and militant threats in Somalia and find ways to address leadership and famine woes that have dogged the nation for decades.

Representatives from 40 countries, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon attended the London conference on stabilizing and rebuilding Somalia after decades of war.

The session aims to galvanize the international community to develop a more comprehensive approach to tackling these ills, British officials said.

"We are realistic - Somalia's problems cannot be solved in a day, but its people deserve a better future, and our own security requires their country to become more stable," UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement.


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  1. Andreas Moser

    Next time I get together with my friends to watch "Black Hawk Down", I will also call it a "discussion about Somalia".

    February 23, 2012 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    The next time I watch "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" with MY friends, I'll call it "discussion about Africa, etc. being rayped."

    February 23, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    so how bout them somalians?

    February 23, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Somalian citizen, Africa

    Soooo. How 'bout them Americans? Is there even enough oil and diamonds in all of Africa to satisfy their wanton obesity?

    February 23, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      who knows.. jealous?

      February 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • catpaw

      Americans or anybody else is not killing and starving Somalians. Other Somalians are doing that. Wanton obesity is a trait of the warlords.

      February 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. / Through a Scanner, Darkly

    REBUILD Somalia, what a Terrific idea!! Who's supposed to pay for That now? Good old Uncle Sam?

    February 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Superman

    We'll sit down to discuss a remedy to the problem, and then forget about it. Sounds like a paid vacation to me!

    February 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ronvan

    Why do I think "world leaders" means the U.S.? IF these world leaders truly wanted to TRY and solve all these countries wars, famine, etc., then ALL of them must provide money, equipment and military assets to COMPLETELY wipe out the terrorists, problem makers, etc.! Then move on to the next country. Once the others saw this they would get into line quickly. The big problem is who takes over next? The vast majority of these countries problems stem from an outdated tribal system and history shows they cannot get along.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |