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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

George Clooney and his role in the Sudan

January 5th, 2011
05:22 PM ET

A satellite surveillance project spearheaded by actor George Clooney's organization will monitor violence in Sudan during a January vote that could split the country in two.

The program will use satellite images to assess the situation on the ground for any signs of conflict, monitor hotspots in real-time and post the findings online, organizers said. The satellites can help capture threats to civilians, keep track of displaced people and inspect razed villages, the organizers said in a statement.

The Sudan is an issue that Clooney is particularly passionate about.

Clooney has been campaigning since 2006 for a peaceful resolution of the conflict that has led to the deaths of about 300,000 people, according to the United Nations.

In 2007, Clooney spoke at a "Save Darfur" event in Washington D.C. to raise awareness of the issue and he has even used his name recognition to push world leaders to take action.

While many Americans may not have known what was happening in the region, Clooney helped bring the conflict into living rooms around the country. Clooney produced a TV documentary called "A Journey to Darfur" which advocated for action.

In December 2007, along with fellow actor Don Cheadle, Clooney was presented with the Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates for his work around the Darfur crisis.


Filed under:  General

New details emerge of royal wedding

January 5th, 2011
03:20 PM ET

Clarence House has released new details of the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton that will take place at the end of April.

There weren't any new shocking revelations, but what was revealed paints a better picture of what royal watchers and spectators can expect.

Kate Middleton will be driven by car along Pall Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and Parliament Square before finally ending up at Westminster Abbey.

The ceremony will be conducted by the Rev John Hall and the couple will be married by the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

Once the pair are husband and wife, they will travel along the same route that Middleton arrived in, but this time, the couple will be together in a horse-drawn carriage.

It is expected that the Queen will host a gathering at Buckingham Palace for guests and afterward, Prince Charles will organize a private dinner for friends and family.

In anticipation for the royal wedding, we'll be speaking to royal watcher and author Mark Saunders on what people can expect on April 29.

Do you have any particular questions you want answered on the pomp and circumstance of this once in a lifetime event?

Maybe you want to know who pays? What role will the Queen play? Who gets the privilege of getting invited to the wedding?

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Filed under:  General