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.
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