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2nd African YouTube video stars Clooney in Sudan

In the second YouTube video in a week to highlight an African conflict, George Clooney makes an illegal and dangerous trip to the southern reaches of Sudan, where the actor witnesses what an American activist says was likely a Chinese-made missile sail overhead.

Clooney's four-minute video highlights attacks on civilians in Sudan's Nuba Mountains, a region U.S. officials say will soon suffer a severe hunger crisis if food aid is not allowed in. The video comes shortly after a YouTube sensation about Joseph Kony, the leader of the brutal Central Africa militia the Lord's Resistance Army.

Ryan Boyette, an American in the Nuba Mountains, said Thursday that Sudan's military has been launching large, Chinese-made rockets that can travel 60 miles (100 kilometers) or more.

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