Friday, December 31, 2010

Rapper Emmanuel Jal enlists global stars to work on south Sudan

"South Sudan's most famous export, rapper Emmanuel Jal, hopes a little help from friends Alicia Keys, George Clooney and Kofi Annan will shine a light on Sudan's north-south civil war and prevent further atrocities.

Jal, a former child soldier who was rescued and smuggled out of the south by a British aid worker, has since dedicated his life and music to one target: a future for his people."

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Casino throws wedding for military couple

"They're a military couple with no money for a fancy wedding. He's about to deploy to Iraq, she's set to return to Afghanistan but they both had leave at the same time, so they decided to come to Placerville so she could meet his parents."

Click here for more on how these two young soldiers got a wedding together on one day's notice.