Actress Angelina Jolie arrived in Africa yesterday (25FEB07) in her role as United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to monitor and raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.
The Tomb Raider star touched down in N'Djamena in neighbouring Chad because she cannot travel into Darfur itself, due to the violent conditions there.
Jolie is expected to remain in the region for a few days, in her first trip there since 2004. She is due to visit refugee camps near the border of Sudan.
On Friday (23FEB07), the 31-year-old was also elected to join the Council On Foreign Relations, an international think-tank also including US Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice.