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May: UK’s £21m will help combat terror in Somalia

THERESA MAY pledged another £21million in aid to Somalia as she met African leaders.

The prime minister vowed to continue to help the country to ‘overcome the threat of terrorism and the devastating effects of years of famine and bloodshed’.

Speaking as she opened a conference in London, she declared: ‘Britain’s commitment to Somalia’s future remains steadfast.’

Mrs May said the UK had provided the east African nation with £10million over two years for food, water and emergency healthcare.

Another £21million over the next two years will be used to support the training of a national army in Somalia to counter Islamist terror groups al-Shabaab and Daesh.

Mrs May told international leaders: ‘These challenges that face Somalia face us all.’