Other stars involved in Africa


Oprah Winfrey: Television star and actress Oprah Winfrey has selected 73 girls for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. The academy, which will open in Ja

nuary, has been sanctioned by South Africa’s education authorities who donated the site near Johannesburg. The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation contributed US$40 million.



Matt Damon: Actor Damon recently visited Zambia as a guest of Africa advocacy group Debt Aids Trade Africa (Data) and One: The Campaign to Make Poverty History. Damon saw the symptoms of and solutions to extreme poverty and global disease.



George Clooney: Actor Clooney visited the Darfur region of Sudan last April to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in the war-torn region.



Mia Farrow: Farrow, actress and United Nations Children’s Fund goodwill ambassador visited Darfur in June, her second trip to the region. Farrow has visited Africa for some years and in 2002 visited humanitarian and development projects in Angola.



Alyssa Milano: Actress and Unicef ambassador Milano also toured civil-war-torn Angola and said Africa is one way celebrities can transform an unprecedented level of scrutiny into their lives into something productive. She has raised approximately US$50 000 for South African women and children who have Aids by selling her photo work. — Reuter.

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