Brangelina?s love for Africa soaring

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated nearly #175,000 to help poverty-stricken African babies, as tribute to their new daughter. The superstar couple, whose baby girl, Shiloh Nouvel,

india Updated: May 31, 2006 22:07 IST

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated nearly£175,000 to help poverty-stricken African babies, as tribute to their new daughter.

The superstar couple, whose baby girl, Shiloh Nouvel, was born onMay 28, spent the last two months of Angelina’s pregnancy in Namibia.

Angelina and Brad have been actively involved in the work of Third World charities and have also pledged over£8000 to build a school and a community centre in the Namibian town of Swakopmund, reports The Sun.

Namibia’s deputy Environment and Tourism Minister Leon Jooste said the generous donation will be used to improve the maternity wards of local hospitals.

The happy couple have thanked the local community for its hospitality in a statement which read: "We want to contribute to Namibia and the people who have been so gracious to us at this time."

First Published: Jun 01, 2006 09:00 IST