George Clooney Won't Let You Overlook Sudan Again
March 12, 2011
When George Clooney isn’t appearing on the big screen, he’s speaking out on social issues—and now he’s set his sights on Sudan. The region was engaged in a decades-long war until 2005, when a peace agreement granted Southern Sudan autonomy for six years. Well, it’s now six years later, and a controversial vote earlier this year could plunge the country into renewed turmoil: In January, Southern Sudan voted on a referendum to establish its independence. Even before the votes were tallied, rebel soldiers from Darfur had begun launching attacks on Sudan’s army.