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OAU grants $1.2 million to six famine-affected SADC states

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Durban, South Africa (PANA) - The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has granted 1.2 million US dollars to six Southern African countries whose people are facing starvation.
Southern African Development Community states of Zambia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique will each receive 200,000 US dollars to pay for food relief.

OAU secretary general Amara Essy, who represented the cheques to the country's representatives in Durban at the on-going OAU summit, said the grants were meant to help alleviate the suffering of "African brothers and sisters hit by a devastating drought."

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