Nick Clooney Talks About His Darfur Visit at WKU

TV personality Nick Clooney was at WKU on Oct. 30 hoping to inspire people to stop the genocide in Darfur.

The Maysville, Kentucky native is a former TV news anchor and columnist for The Cincinnati Post.

He recently visited Sudan's war-torn Darfur region with his famous son, George Clooney.

More than 400,000 people have been killed and two-and-a-half million forced to live in camps since conflict began nearly eight years ago.

The Clooney's went there to see first-hand if an entire race of people was being wiped out.

"Are these people actually being slaughtered for no more reason than their own government wants the land where they live, and wants them out of the picture? And we found out that indeed, that was true," Nick Clooney explained.

Clooney hopes people will put pressure on the U.S. government to make the united nations send 26,000 troops to Darfur.

He also says if pressure were applied to China, the conflict would stop tomorrow since China buys 70-percent of Sudan's oil.


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