Clooney's Tequila to fund Sudan help

Last updated 05:00 28/02/2013
George Clooney
BOOZE FOR HELP: George Clooney new line of tequila is helping to keep his Sudanese satellite in place.

Relevant offers

Celebrities

Dear North, tell the paps to go but chat with mum first Teen has no idea he's talking to Nancy Cartwright the actual voice of Bart Simpson Ghost in the Shell: Scarlett Johansson is now full of praise for 'laid back' Wellington Britney Spears may come to New Zealand Victoria Beckham joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke Ben gets his revenge on Jono by pretending to destroy his car Shakira opens seventh school in Colombia David Bowie's former New York condo is for sale for $9.2 million Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast reunites for 20th birthday Feuding Diesel and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson separated for Fate of the Furious press tour - report

George Clooney's new line of booze is helping to keep his Sudanese satellite in place.

The 51-year-old actor, director and humanitarian recently released tequila named Casamigos.

The alcohol is getting excellent reviews and is selling well.

Clooney is elated by the success of the product, because the profits help fund the satellite in the sky he has hovering over Sudan to keep tabs on the harrowing reign of despotic President Omar al-Bashir.

"Our tequila is doing really well so I'm just going to stick with that for a while," Clooney told E! Online.

"I have a satellite over South Sudan that I'm trying to keep some people alive with. It costs me a lot of money every year so now I'm getting it paid for."

Clooney made the dangerous mission to the volatile border region between Sudan and South Sudan in 2012, ahead of the testimony he gave before a US Senate committee on the humanitarian crisis in the African country.

He and his camera crew witnessed burned-out villages and saw residents seeking shelter in caves following aerial attacks on their homes by Sudan's military.

The guerrilla conflict in the Sudan region of Darfur began in 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and Justice and Equality Movement groups in Darfur took up arms. They accused the Sudan government of oppressing non-Arab Sudanese in favour of Sudanese Arabs.

Clooney described the situation as "ethnic cleansing" and believes it was largely fuelled by disagreements over the oil supplies.

Ad Feedback

- Cover Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content