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Clooney, Bono protest famine in TV ad

posted 3 Oct 2011, 17:23 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 3 Oct 2011, 17:25 ]

A celebrity-laden advertisement featuring stars like George Clooney, Bono and Colin Farrell calls for an end to famine.

'ONE' HANDOUT - George Clooney, Colin Farrell, and Bono have joined a host of other celebrities for a new commercial that calls for an end to famine in Africa.

Created by anti-poverty group ONE, the commercial features the stars screaming a profanity, although it is censored and their mouths are covered by a black square.

Bono then appears on screen to say, "Famine is the real obscenity."

ONE hopes the commercial can focus the world's attention on the famine and food crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Others appearing in the ad include Idris Elba, Annie Lennox, Ewan McGregor and Joe Jonas.

More than 13 million people face severe hunger across East Africa. Somalia is at the epicenter of the crisis, with 750,000 people facing imminent starvation.