Clooney uses Nespresso ad money ‘to keep an eye’ on Sudan president


Hollywood movie star and activist George Clooney helped found the Satellite Sentinel Project, which uses satellite imagery to track military movements and attacks. (File photo: AFP)

Al Arabiya
Hollywood movie star and activist George Clooney said in an interview published Thursday that he spends most of the money he makes from Nespresso coffee commercials on keeping a satellite over the border between Sudan and South Sudan.

The aim of the satellite is “to keep an eye on Omar al-Bashir,” the Sudanese president indicted for genocide and war crimes in Darfur, Clooney told The Guardian.

Bashir “puts out a statement saying that I’m spying on him and how would I like it if a camera was following me everywhere I went and I go ‘well welcome to my life Mr War Criminal’. I want the war criminal to have the same amount of attention that I get. I think that’s fair,” Clooney told the newspaper.

The actor is one of the founders of the Satellite Sentinel Project, a partnership between the Enough Project, a Washington-based anti-genocide advocacy group, and DigitalGlobe, which operates three commercial satelli
tes and provides geospatial analysis.
docteur ralph (Guest) 29/11/2019 23:23
I just saw Mr. Clooney in one of these coffee ads and thought it was new. I figured the five hundred million dollar divorce all these gossip mags have been talking about forever was the reason... lol. I'm sure he and Amal are getting along famously and I'm glad to see he is such a nice guy to be spending so much money to protect others. Way to go Clooney!