Somalia has been mired in famine and violence orchestrated by warlords, independent militia’s and by the efforts of Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked militant group that has waged war against the country’s weak transitional federal government. Somalia faced the most humanitarian crisis in the world as the country has been under famine and severe droughts since the collapse of the military rule in 1991.
After famine was declared in parts of Somalia many things was changed politically in across Somalia. The heroic visit of the Turkish Prime Minister to Mogadishu also marked that a new Somalia is possible. The secretary general of the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) Mr. Daud Abdi Daud welcomed the London conference on Somalia which will take place on February 23, 2012 in UK.
“I would like to support and thank the UK’s tireless efforts on ending the prolonged political violence in Somalia particularly one of the agenda demonstrating, the human rights, media freedom and freedom of expression and impunity as well “Said Daud Abdi Daud, SOMESHA secretary general
All the participants of London conference were endorsed and support for the Roadmap backed by the United Nations on ending the transition period which charts the major tasks which need to take place over the next nine months in Somalia. The four pillars of the Roadmap are – security, constitution outreach and reconciliation and good governance accept Somaliland but it’s widely believed that they will support and sign during the London conference.