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Chinese donate rice to Obama's step-grandmother
Wednesday, 21st January 2009

BEIJING -- Chinese volunteers have donated over 100 tonnes of rice to Sarah Obama, US President Barack Obama's step-grandmother, to help her AIDS orphans in western Kenya.

Sarah Obama, 87, has adopted 82 orphans, aged four to 18, most of whose parents died from AIDS, the China Daily and Beijing Youth Daily said.

"She will be very happy to see the support from China after she returns from Obama's inauguration," Kenyan Ambassador Julius Ole Sunkuli, who attended a donation ceremony on Tuesday, was quoted as saying.

Obama sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday in Washington.

Kenya launched a $470 million aid appeal on Friday to help millions suffering from drought and lack of food at a time when the government is mired in corruption scandals. (Reuters)


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