2. Various set up shots of Mohamed Amin Abdi
, a resident of Mogadishu buying goods at Bakara market
3. SOUNDBITE: (English
) Mohamed Amin Abdi, Mogadishu resident:
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"Hopefully, I am
very proud, this is the first time we had such a conference. I believe
70 percent will be positive,the world leaders are discussing Somalia
now there is something we need to be proud of."
4. Various street scenes
5. SOUNDBITE: (Somali
) Amina Hussein
, shopkeeper at Bakara market:
"I believe the conference will be positive and the outcome will be fruitful."
6. Mid of Hussein in her shop
7. Various of Mogadishu street scenes
down from exterior of Lancaster House
, venue of Somalia conference, to President of Djibouti
talking to media outside
9. Wide of Ismail Omar Guelleh
, President of Djibouti, addressing journalists
10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti:
(responding to question on the conference's outcome and Somalia's future outlook)
"A lot of things for Somali people
, and this engagement - thanks to Prime Minister David Cameron
- this engagement, this commitment that we are seeing (towards Somalia) is a very, very encouraging challenge."
11. Wide of Italian foreign minister
12. SOUNDBITE: (Italian
) Giuliomaria Terzi, Italian foreign minister:
's conference represents an important moment for the stabilisation process in Somalia, first of all because we have agreed to put a time-limit to the transitory regime, to start building stable political institutions in the country."
13. Wide tilt down exterior of Lancaster House
As African and Western
leaders gathered in a London conference
to discuss the future of war torn Somalia on Thursday, residents of Mogadishu expressed optimism over their country's future.
is slowly going back to normal on the streets of Mogadishu, as African Union
peace-keepers regain control of parts of the Somali capital, reclaiming them from al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked insurgent group.
Mohamed Amin Abdi, a resident of Mogadishu said that he was hopeful and proud that finally the world was taking a serious look at his country.
Amina hussein, a shopkeeper at Bakara market, said that she believed that the outcome of the conference would be fruitful.
, in London
, world leaders pledged new help to Somalia to tackle militancy and piracy, but insisted that the troubled east African nation must quickly install a permanent government and threatened penalties against those who hamper political progress.
British Prime Minister David Cameron
, speaking after the one-day summit, said he hoped the conference would be a "turning point
in achieving stability, greater security and greater prosperity for Somalia, for the region and for the world."
Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti
- one of Somalia's neighbours - said he was encouraged by what had been achieved during the conference.
's foreign minister Giuliomaria Terzi hailed the results of the conference as an important step on the road to restoring stability to the troubled East African
Somalia has had transitional administrations for the past seven years but has not had a functioning central government since 1991
, when warlords overthrew a long-time dictator and turned on each other, plunging the impoverished Horn of Africa
nation into chaos.
The weak transitional government has been fighting against al-Shabab, which began as a movement to oust Ethiopian
troops from Somalia some six years ago.
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- published: 30 Jul 2015
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