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World leaders pledge to help Somalia: Queen's University professor

2012-03-02

Queen’s University political studies professor Andrew Grant is available to comment on today’s meeting in England of world leaders who are pledging to help Somalia. World leaders from 55 nations, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, have agreed to help Somalia tackle terrorism and piracy.

“The United Kingdom is hosting an international summit on Somalia that seeks to address the deteriorating political, economic, and security conditions in the east African country,” says Dr. Grant. “Government ministers from more than 50 countries, including the United States and Canada, are attending the summit along with several humanitarian and aid groups and representatives from Somalia.”

Dr. Grant is a political studies professor with extensive expertise in Africa who specializes in African politics, natural resources, and civil conflict. Dr. Grant is also a Senior Fellow with the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy and a Faculty Associate with the Queen’s Southern African Research Centre.

He is only available for phone interviews.

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