Along with Today Show correspondent Ann Curry, George Clooney visited Southern Sudan this week before a vote took place that could result in the nation's independence and a possible civil war.
"If you knew a tsunami, or Katrina or a Haiti earthquake was coming, what would you do to save people?" asked Clooney.
The actor has visited a mass grave from 2008, slept in a hut with "frogs in the toilet…bugs the size of small countries on the beds" and traveled through the unstable border of North and South Sudan.
"In 100 days, people here will vote on whether to secede from the rest of Sudan, and war, even genocide is predicted," wrote Curry, referring to the area as "one of the most desperate places on Earth."
Risking your life for others - a true inspiration!
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More than 20 participants of the Sudanese Next Top Model Fashion Show were detained by police on Thursday following the fashion event.
A source detailed what happened, saying police:
"Came to the club after the show and arrested between 20 and 30 people — not just models, but people doing the make- up, the people who provided the clothes. There was nothing bad about the clothes. There were wedding dresses, traditional Sudanese clothes, suits, clothes from local shops and tobs (traditional Sudanese wraparound dresses)."
All people detained were eventually released on Friday, except for 6 who had to report to police on Sunday for additional charges.
Police wouldn't comment on the matter, but Sudan's public order police are known to crackdown on indecent dress and drinking. And since this was the first public fashion show where men and women shared the runway, the po-po may have been a little more rambunctious than usual.
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