George Clooney Heads To Africa As Oscar Noms Announced

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

George Clooney travelled to Chad on Tuesday as a U.N. "messenger of peace" after spending time in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, U.N. sources said.

Clooney, appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to promote U.N. peacekeeping efforts, had been in Darfur for two days.

The actor's outspoken views on the conflict, which he has called genocide, prompted the United Nations to keep his visit low-key. Interview requests were turned down and media were not allowed to film the star.

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