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OAU donates US $1 million

The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has donated about US $1 million to help Cameroon and Burkina Faso combat drought and famine, the PANA news agency said on Friday. Citing an OAU press statement, PANA said US $1 million will go to Cameroon to help it combat locust infestation, while Burkina Faso will receive US $84,500 for “environmental development”. The money comes from OAU’s special emergency assistance fund for drought and famine in Africa, PANA said. OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim said in the statement that the fund was “a most practical expression of African solidarity”, it added.

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