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George Clooney is seen outside a polling station on the first day of voting in the southern Sudanese capital city of Juba on Sunday, Jan. 9.
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George Clooney's philanthropy has hit too close to home. The actor contracted malaria while in Sudan recently, his rep confirms to E! News.

Piers Morgan broke the news with a tweet while taping an eipsode of his show, which airs tomorrow night.

"George Clooney has contracted malaria following a recent trip to Sudan," Morgan tweeted.

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It's actually the second time Clooney has gotten malaria Morgan told us with another tweet.

"More Clooney, it's his 2nd bout of malaria. Taking medication but feeling rough."

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But the actor's rep tells E! News he is fine.

"George is completely over the Malaria he contracted while in the Sudan during the first week in January," the rep said.

And Clooney himself says it's not a death sentence, revealing he simply took meds for the disease, which includes flu-like symptoms such as shaking, the chiils and fever and is carried by infected mosquitos.

"This illustrates how with proper medication, the most lethal condition in Africa can be reduced to a bad ten days instead of a death," Clooney said.

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The actor had traveled to Sudan last month to work with the U.N. on trying to prevent new fighting from breaking out in the war torn country.

Clooney's aim was to get the U.S. and the international community ready to prevent possible violence connected to Sudan's Jan. 9 referendum that would allow the country's southern region to split from the rest of the war-ravaged nation. Voters have elected to secede, which will divide the country in two.

Clooney had written a piece for the Hufington Post on his work in the country. His appearance Morgan's show was taped on Jan. 13.

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  1. Center stage

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  2. Culturally sensitive

    In Clooney's upcoming film "The Monuments Men," which he co-wrote, produced, directed and stars in, he appears (with Matt Damon) as a member of an Allied platoon in WWII tasked with saving priceless artworks before they are destroyed by Nazis. (Claudette Barius / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Second best

    Fans of Clooney love to pose with his image, even if it isn't the real deal. Here, members of the public say "cheese" alongside a waxwork model of the actor in London on Feb. 13, 2013. (Carl Court / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Lost in space

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  5. Lady in red

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  6. Star power

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  7. Three amigos

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  8. Standing for a cause

    Clooney is arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan in Washington on March 16, 2012. United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign and Amnesty International held a rally to call on the United States and world leaders to stop the violence in South Sudan and prevent hundreds of thousands of people from starving. Clooney and several others, including his father, were released hours later. (Win Mcnamee / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Testify!

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  10. Oscar nominee

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  11. Another Golden night

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  12. Critics love him

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  14. Men of the year

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  15. In the director's chair

    Clooney doesn't just star in "Ides of March," he produced, co-wrote and directed the film. Here he reviews footage with co-stars Evan Rachel Wood and Gosling. (Columbia Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Name game

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  17. Backseat driver

    Clooney and Shailene Woodley are shown in a scene from the 2011 film "The Descendants," in which he plays a Hawaiian land baron. (New York Film Festival via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. That's life

    A tanned and happy Clooney arrives for the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (Andrew Medichini / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Supporting South Sudan

    Clooney attends voting ceremonies during the first day of voting for the independence referendum in the southern Sudanese city of Juba on Jan. 9, 2011. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Night of honors

    Clooney and then-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis attend the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights' 2010 Ripple of Hope Awards dinner honoring Clooney, Robert Smith and Marc Spilker on Nov. 17, 2010 in New York. (Kimihiro Hoshino / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Talking to the president

    Clooney met with President Barack Obama to discuss issues involving Sudan on Oct. 12, 2010, in Washington. (Pete Souza / The White House via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Saving Sudan

    Clooney was joined by TODAY's Ann Curry on a South Sudan visit in Oct. 2010. The actor says the international community needs to step in. "If we get involved now, we have a shot," he tells TODAY. (Tim Freccia / The Enough Project) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Armed and dangerous

    With James Bond on hiatus due to MGM's money woes, can Clooney fill the bill as the suave action hero of filmdom? Clooney, shown with Thekla Reuten, stars as an assassin who finds himself in trouble in scenic Italy in 2010's "The American." (Focus Features) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Seeking justice

    Clooney leaves Milan's law courts after testifying against three individuals accused of fraudulently using his name to promote a fashion label at Palazzo di Giustizia on July 16, 2010 in Milan, Italy. The actor testified as a civil plaintiff during the trial against the individuals running fashion label GC Exclusive by George Clooney. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. He's our guy

    Clooney accepts the Guy of the Year award at Spike TV "Guy's Choice" awards in Culver City, Calif., on Saturday, June 5, 2010. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Lady in red

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  27. The Reitman stuff

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  28. When in Rome ...

    George Clooney and Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis walk the red carpet before a screening of the movie "Up in The Air" at the 4th edition of the Rome Film Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. (Andrew Medichini / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Looking 'Up'

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  30. Got their 'Goat'

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  31. Compassionate visit

    Clooney meets residents as he tours earthquake damage on the sidelines of a G8 summit, in St. Eusanio, near L'Aquila, Italy, on Thursday, July 9, 2009. (Alessandra Tarantino / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. High-level access

    Clooney speaks to the media following a meeting with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Clooney was urging the new administration to take action on the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Movie night with dad

    Clooney joins his father, veteran journalist Nick Clooney, for a screening of the film "Good Night, and Good Luck," and a journalism panel at the Newseum in Washington on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. He's used to whistles

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  35. The usual laughs

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  36. Throwback

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  37. It's a snap

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  38. Boots on the ground

    Clooney, who has been designated as U.N. messenger of peace by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, visits the Zamzam refugee camp in North Darfur, Sudan, in late January 2008. (UNAMID via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. He comes in peace

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    >> we are actually going to talk about china. big event. we have george clooney lined up at 8:15.

    >> we're going to talk about sudan .

    >> jerry gave us an e-mail, sent me an e-mail to give george a big hug, but, you know, we can't finish the rest --

    >> let's figure right now a man who -- actually the head of the council on foreign relations just said an hour or two ago was using his star power to bring about change in sudan , actor george clooney . he's with us from detroit. jerry says hi.

    >> jerry white .

    >> hello, joe. hello, mika. hello, mike. i love ya .

    >> did i tell you about the time that i took sinatra to sudan in '67, blew the roof off the place.

    >> i took elvis to katum, we had a great time, we solved the world 's problems and we met a couple of ladies.

    >> there we go.

    >> the first time, and we didn't know -- we had not met jerry .

    >> i love jerry .

    >> we love jerry . the first time we have jerry on, we ask him some question about monetary policy . we're talking monetary policy and jerry breaks in with, i swear to god, a ten-minute story about sinatra taking him to houston.

    >> we heard it twice.

    >> and getting him drunk.

    >> no, it was on health care reform . so anyway --

    >> either one, you'll find a way to get the sinatra story.

    >> it's always a sinatra story. so let's talk about, we're going to make a transition from jerry --

    >> oh, no. i want to hear more.

    >> it might be a good move. to sudan .

    >> sure.

    >> and you've been working on this issue for some time. it's stunning to me that back in the 1990s we were talking about two million people killed in a sudanese civil war and then darfur over the past decade, it seems like the horrors there never end. you just got back and you're working like hell to effect change there. give us an update.

    >> it's actually been one of the brighter spots in the history of sudan in the last week or so. they had their first election. they voted for independence since 1956 . they stood in line it looks like overwhelmingly they're going to get their independence. it's going to be a long, hard slog to actually work it through and make it a successful country, but it's got a real shot. it's a lot better than being under the rule of the leaders in kartum who over the last 20 years have been in charge of some pretty heinous acts.

    >> so there's a real chance. explain to our viewers what's going to happen here. the war between the north and the south, it's been religious, it's been ethnic. they're going to try to divide the country in half, aren't they?

    >> they're basically going to try to put it back the way it was. as a lot of us who have colonized over the years, it doesn't necessarily work when you draw something and say let's make a nice country out of these two groups who actually got along okay for a long period of time but didn't particularly love each other and now they're one country. it's less religious. people like to call it a christian and muslim fight. it's more in some ways racial but it's also very much about territories. the south are farmers and the north are nomads. and so basically they fought a war ending in 2005 , killed about two and a half million people in that war, and there was an agreement that said five years from this date when they agreed, if things aren't working out for you guys as one country, then you have the right to vote for your independence, which they have decided to do overwhelmingly. and i was on the ground there during the election and i have to say it's not often you get to stand next to miles and miles of people voting for their independence for the first time. so that was exciting to do.

    >> it's unbelievable. mika, again, i've been saying two million, george just talked about two and a half million people killed. and you just wonder why the world hasn't awakened to this horror. of course if it happened in europe, then it would have been -- they wouldn't have gotten past 200,000 people killed. but it seems like the world has been ignoring sudan for too long.

    >> well, one of the reasons is because no one can see it. one of the projects you're working on is the satellite sentinel program and i take it the sudanese government doesn't like it too much.

    >> they didn't seem to be too happy with my long lens. a big issue -- i spoke to the security council at the u.n. on darfur a few years ago. one of the issues you always run into, one of the problems is you have more peacekeepers in sudan than anywhere in the world , but their mandate is so watered down with their ability to protect people because someone on the security council , one of the rotating members or sometimes china, for instance, who has a lot of business there, one of them says, well, this is just rebel infighting. and you never really have the cameras to prove it. we get shots and pictures of things afterwards and hear the tales but you don't have a view of it. so i thought let's get pictures of tanks and helicopters lined up on borders like they say they aren't beforehand, as opposed to triaging it afterwards. the government wasn't all that thrilled with that. we do things that governments don't because we're individuals.

    >> how dangerous was that? i remember back in the '90s a lot of members of congress would have to sneak into sudan and they would talk about -- frank wolf told me you fly the cessna in low, you can get into some of these refugee camps but it's very dangerous. how dangerous was it for you guys to do that?

    >> the only time it's dangerous -- look, there's so many ways -- you know, we're dipping our toe in this, obviously. but there's so many ways you can get killed there, the people who live there on a day-to-day basis. the average age is something around 36 years old for a male, i think in, chad and the neighboring nations. but it's a hard life. i was up north in the disputed border region and that's a very, very dangerous place to be. while we were there, a couple of miles from where we were, about nine people were shot and killed. it's a -- that part is tricky. and you get a little -- you know, you're not -- you don't know the neighborhood all that well so you're always a little bit off your game some, but you just keep moving .

    >> rebel infighting with a casualty count of two and a half million. more tribute to u.n. effectiveness around the world , i guess, george . but could you speak a bit about the degree of difficulty in getting the focus on the sudan , world focus on the sudan giving the level of self absorption about economic collapses that have hit nearly every industrial country in the world . how hard is it?

    >> well, as you know, it's hard to keep an oil spill in the news after they claim it's finished or it's hard to keep katrina in the news after they decide it's time to move on. the trick is, it's sort of like anything you do in my business, which is you have to sustain it but you have to let it go. you have to do it and let it go. you have to keep hitting it. you have to find things that make it newsworthy and then try to trumpet those as often as possible but you can't do it all the time because you can't sustain it. people can't keep their eye on it. this was a fairly big news story coming out with the -- with this referendum and it will go away fairly quickly and we'll have to find other reasons to keep talking about it. the truth is we have a lot of people there. we spend a billion dollars there a year already. so the argument is why don't you do it beforehand. why don't we do it where you don't have to spend money and you don't have to cost any american lives by trying to prevent the war as opposed to fixes it afterwards.

    >> george , willie geist here. i think a lot of people would be interested to know how you picked the sudan way back when. i'm sure you had people coming at you from all directions wanting you to be spokesman for their causes. i was interested to read that your group came up with brad pitt and matt damon and jerry weintrob.

    >> susie !

    >> that's how we picked the sudan . jerry just goes "i go sudan " and then we picked it.

    >> pointed to a map.

    >> a globe.

    >> was it some of the genesis of some of the ocean's 11 movies?

    >> all those guys are good friends of mine and they're socially involved in many things. for me it was reading articles in the "times" about darfur , which i was woefully late to. and i started to understand -- my father is a newsman, and, you know, he used to always talk about how he would do a story and then he'd get bumped for -- he'd do a big news story and get bumped for an entertainment piece and that was in the '70s. and not much has changed. so i said, well, let's go over there and i'll be the entertainment piece and you be the newsman and we'll sort of try to keep it in the headlights that way. you know, we've had some success at keeping it -- keeping a name on it. i have to say, you know, it's pretty frustrating. you would think once people know about something that it wouldn't happen. we always say never again.

    >> right.

    >> but the truth is that doesn't make much of a difference.

    >> let's bring into the conversation the cofounder of the enough.

    >> john, good to see you again. what should the obama administration do and the state department do? i remember back in the '90s i tried to get a resolution passed through the house condemning the civil war and the two million killed. i had opposition from the white house , from the state department , from every diplomat saying, oh, this is the worst thing in the world to do. you're going to turn over the tables. don't go there. does this state department get it? does this president get it?

    >> yeah, what's happened, i think, is the politicizization that constituencies have been built due to people like george who have brought a lot of attention to the matter, built these constituencies, particularly within faith-based communities and the student movements and now everyone from president bush to president obama takes this constituency seriously and it becomes a political issue, not just some backwater policy issue decided in the bowels of the state department .

    >> john, what do we have to do to make sure that we're not talking about sudan ten years from now? that we're not talking about the killing ten years from now?

    >> well, in six months, a new state is going to be born officially, southern sudan . that state will potentially be stillborn. if the institutions of democracy, if development initiatives are not supported right up front, it is also leaving behind a state in the north that has a history of supporting terrorism and all kinds of other negative things. that state also has to be engaged very deeply to see a depp contract transformation there. so i think the next level of effort we have to expend besides preventing new conflict between the two is laying the groundwork for real democratic transformation in both of these entities or else indeed we will be talking about these two places ten years from now as the horror movie continues.

    >> george , as you've been working on sudan for some time, do you get a sense that the united states government gets it? do you get a sense that our european allies get it? do you have a sense that this southern sudanese state won't be allowed to be stillborn six months from now?

    >> they get it. there's a lot of people that get it. the question is whether you do something about it. europe has been sort of behind this one as well. the united states , i think we dropped the ball for a period of time. i think we picked it back up and got a very, very robust diplomacy going. i think they understand now that -- believe me, we were in the sudan , i just got back, but we were there three months ago and there wasn't a person on the security council who was also there then that thought that that referendum could have taken place. it was a great sign of some real structural progress in the southern government. that means there's a chance. the fact that there was a peaceful vote and that there wasn't an all-out war, i think he was hoping the rebels would infight and i think that they avoided that, so that's a big step. they're proving to the european union , they're proving to the united states that there's a chance for success and gives hope to try and back them.

    >> hey, john, it's willie. i've got to ask you about a pretty vicious statement put out by the sudanese embassy that mentions you by name, essentially calls you an opportunist. says you have an ulterior motive that has nothing to do with peace, accusing you of parading celebrities through the country and then discarding them when you have no use left for them. this is an official statement from the embassy. pretty harsh. how do you respond?

    >> this clooney character is not easily manipulated.

    >> poor george , he doesn't know he's being set up.

    >> what would your ulterior motive be? i'm not even sure what that statement means.

    >> you know, the motive here i think is one that is shared by a lot of americans across this country and that is we want to see an end to the suffering of people in southern sudan and in darfur . this is the second deadliest war in the world since world war ii . and all we do every year as taxpayers is spend literally billions of dollars cleaning up the mess every year. and i think it's time that we invested in some solutions. so working with george , we identified how you actually address the root causes, and of course that means we're going to have to address some of the status quo, the business as usual , that these guys who wrote that press release are enjoying every day as they exploit the oil and exploit human lives. so you touched the hornets nest and it's going to start buzzing. they have said worse things about george than they have about me, so i think --

    >> i was hurt.

    >> he was devastated.

    >> i've got to tell you that seriously anybody will tell you you think new york is bad, the sudanese tabloids --

    >> oh, look out.

    >> oh, my god, they are just terrible.

    >> george , how would you rate the effectiveness of the united states nations on the ground in the sudan ?

    >> well, first of all, incredibly effective in particular with this election. the election couldn't have happened if it weren't for all the hard work that the u.n. did just in getting the registration done and getting the ballots, helping them get the ballots done. they have a difficult time. people always think of the u.n. as this one, big entity and of course it's hundreds of nations or a hundred and a half of nations and they all have very different motives and reasons for what they want to do. china certainly was enjoying oil all on their own without having to compete. so they weren't in a great rush to solve all the problems and certainly you guys have been talking about china today , they don't have the greatest history of human rights , so they're not really all that worried about darfur or the sudan , but they changed their tune. they made a huge difference, china did, in this last move. they sent envoys to south sudan and said they would acknowledge sort of this referendum. but the u.n., it's a very difficult place to be. the peacekeepers have a very tough time. for the most part, their mandate is to stand by while people are killed and not do anything, only unless they are fired on and that's a very tough thing to do.

    >> would it help or hurt if weintraub addressed the u.n.?

    >> first of all, china, you're going to have to get your act

    together: but i love your food.

    >> oh, my god.

    >> susie , susie , turn on the tv.

    >> there's an invention, china, that we came up with called the fork. try it. you get a lot more food in.

    >> i've got to go. i've got matt damon coming.

    >> i don't have time. i know, i know.

    >> i love you.

    >> george and john, thank you guys so much.

    >> great work.

    >> you're doing god's work over there. so much suffering for such a long time. we thank you for being with us and thank you for sharing your story.

    >> okay, thanks.

    >> take care.

    >>> americans really need to engage on this. it's a wonderful opportunity.

    >> this is it.

    >> we have a great breakthrough moment in sudan right now and those guys have done a great job. again --

    >> follow their lead.

    >> a lot of times you hear people, celebrities getting involved in stuff like this and you wonder if they make a big difference. the president of the cfr is saying george clooney is making a huge difference on this issue. we've got a great opportunity.

    >> john kerry said the same thing.

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