Sunday, March 25, 2007

Angelina, Pitt in Mabira conservation plea

You might treat this one as a shaggy-dog-story but Rafshizzle promised to give you the truth and now the truth is that Hollywood acting couple of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt has expressed concern over the Ugandan Government’s giving away of Mabira Forest to a sugar-cane factory investor.
I would like to exclusively reveal to you that the couple has contacted the Ugandan government pleading for conservation of the country’s biggest forest.
Maybe you still doubt this but I can stand by my words and prove that Jolie and Pitt met The Last King of Scotland actor Forest Whitaker and asked him for President Museveni’s contact. Last year, Jolie also set up the Maddox Jolie Project, which will aid forest conservation and poverty alleviation in the northwest region of Cambodia, where she adopted her second daughter Maddox in 2002.
A source said Jolie knew about the Mabira forest selling after CNN reported the story that the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Mutebi had offered his land to save the forest.
Meanwhile Skynews online reports that the goodwill keeps on coming from Jolie and hubby Pitt
And this time the couple is helping to build a medical facility in Southern Sudan just near Uganda.
The Jolie-Pitt Foundation has donated £55,000 to help build the first modern medical hospital in Duk County, Sudan.
Called the Duk Lost Boys Clinic, the facility will serve upwards of 150,000 people.
Skynews quoted Sudanese philanthropist John Dau, who will run the clinic: “Words cannot express my gratitude, and the gratitude of the people of Duk County.”
“Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt demonstrate the American spirit of generosity,” Dau added, “Hopefully, their donation will inspire others to join with us to rebuild southern Sudan.”
The clinic will open later this spring.
Dau met the couple during the filming of the documentary God Grew Tired Of Us, which Brad executive produced.
The Jolie-Pitt Foundation was established last September, and the couple immediately funnelled £1.2million to the organisation Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) and Global Action for Children.
Medecins Sans Frontieres operates in Uganda as well and in October last year they partnered with Alliance Fran├žaise to present a photo exhibition dubbed Beyond Night Commuting, purposely to show that the end of the LRA war and the closing down of the camps wouldn’t constitute a solution for the well-being of the children in the war-ravaged Northern Uganda.

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