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AU calls for more money for Horn of Africa

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Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

African leaders are gathering in Addis Ababa to pledge funds to help tackle the food crisis in the Horn of Africa. African Union chief Jean Ping will appeal for more cash to help some 12 million people affected by one of the worst droughts in decades. The United States has already pledged 580 Million dollars to help the region this year. And Washington has called on other countries to increase their contributions.