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Brad Pitt's Brother Doug Named Goodwill Ambassador of Tanzania

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Apr. 20 2010, Published 10:28 a.m. ET

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Doug Pitt has something very admirable in common with his brother's, Brad Pitt, partner, Angelina Jolie.  The humanitarian and entrepreneur was named the first Goodwill Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania yesterday in NYC.

Doug was honored by the country’s President, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.

On hand to celebrate Doug's new titles was wife Lisa Pitt, designer Kenneth Cole, Grammy Award winning songstress Lauryn Hill, R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton, Tanzanian NBA player Hasheem Thabeet and his wife, model Millet and Ambassador Mark Green.

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“He is natural in a sense that he is a person that has been to the country, knows the country and loves the people," President Kikwete said. "We are quite confident that he is going to do the job that he’s expected to do and he’s going to do it very well.”

Doug could not be more honored by his new title.

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“I think some things choose you and Africa and Tanzania have chosen me, and through this appointment I think we’ll be able to get more things done that are needed for Tanzania and its people," he said.

Brad and his parents, Bill and Jane Pitt, could not attend the event because of the volcano in Iceland and the ash it has created, grounding flights all over Europe for almost a week.

The A-list actor and his partner Angelina — the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador — recently returned from Bosnia where they were visiting refugees in hopes of finding an end to their sufferings.

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