The Republic of Namibia - the impoverished country of 1.8 million known for its wild remoteness - not only welcomed the movie stars, it handed over control of its international land borders and airspace to them.
As the world awaited the birth of the child at a luxury villa complex on the coast, Namibian authorities said they had bowed to pressure from Jolie and Pitt and granted them the right to ban foreign journalists from entering the country - a remarkable move for the Government of any sovereign state.
The stars told ministers they would quit the country unless allegedly intrusive journalists and paparazzi were brought to heel.
Monday, May 29, 2006
Sounds like Namibia has been overtaken by a two-headed monster --