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UN chief warns of 'power vacuum' in Somalia

Date Published: 
06/04/2012
Summary: 

The UN Secretary-General has called for urgent international aid for Somalia to head off the risk of warlords exploiting a power vacuum after the scheduled change of power in August. (..) "I urge donors to contribute to this critical effort. In the face of terrorism, piracy and drought, Somalia needs solidarity," he told delegates from more than 50 countries gathered in Istanbul for an international conference on Somalia.