Angelina Jolie

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 9th, 2014
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y Alemayehu G. Mariam* What is the difference between the abduction of a young girl in a village and the “abduction” of a film by a young filmmaker in a capital city? “DIFRET” is an Amharic language feature film based on a “true story” of a teenager named Hirut (Tizeta Hagere, depicted in Sundance po...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 16th, 2014
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By Michael Roddy, Reuters (Reuters) – “Angelina Jolie presents” is the first thing on screen in the Ethiopian movie “Difret”, but the true story of a 14-year-old girl’s abduction, rape and trial for killing her abductor speaks for itself. Shown at the Berlin film f...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Jun 30th, 2012
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As I drew up in the bustling village after a long journey, the last  21 miles bouncing along a red  dirt track riven with potholes,  a group of a dozen men sprawled in the shade on ramshackle wooden benches waved me over. They were farmers, resting after a hard day’s labour. Children scampered around...
By benim
In World Entertainment
Feb 26th, 2012
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Hollywood takes the spotlight itself on Sunday for the 84th annual Academy Awards, the world’s most prominent celebration of film. Final preparations for Tinseltown’s biggest night have progressed throughout the weekend at the Hollywood & Highland Center (formerly known as the Kodak T...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 10th, 2011
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated $340,000 to a Somali aid group. The donation to Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid from the power couple will allow the group to expand its reach – the group currently serves 300 women and children in a camp in Mogadishu for displaced persons. The ...
By benim
In Featured 2
Oct 6th, 2011
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Angelina Jolie; Hollyweirds “Good Will” Ambassador to Africa For the past decade Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie has been an official “Goodwill Ambassador” for the United Nations Humanitarian Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and has been so overflowing with goodwill that two years ago she called f...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 4th, 2011
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Geneva – Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Tuesday pleaded with the international community to step up aid to the Horn of Africa, saying that its response would determine “whether huge numbers of people live or die”. “Today three-quarters of a million people are at risk of deat...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 29th, 2011
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Has anyone ever asked movie star Angelina Jolie how much she paid for the Ethiopian baby she adopted? Or should I say how much she “donated”, most of which ended up in the hands of the national crime syndicate known as the Government of Ethiopia. For several years now just about anyone has been able ...
By benim
In World Entertainment
Aug 26th, 2011
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Angelina Jolie watches the International Criminal Court’s landmark first trial on Thursday (August 25) in The Hague, Netherlands. The 36-year-old actress, seated in the public gallery, was on hand for the trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, who is charged with using child soldiers during his c...
By benim
In DR Congo
Aug 26th, 2011
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A Congolese warlord accused of conscripting, training and arming hundreds of child soldiers is guilty beyond “any possible doubt” of war crimes, prosecutors told the International Criminal Court on Thursday. In the debut trial of the ICC, prosecutors this week began summing up evidence ag...