Langstrand (Reuters): Half of Namibians voting in an informal
radio survey believe the day Angelina Jolie gives birth should be
declared a national holiday, an honour usually reserved for kings,
queens and national heroes. ''We have a tie, it's 50-50,'' the DJ
for popular local radio station Radio Wave yesterday announced
after listeners were asked whether the ''Brangelina'' baby should
be accorded the honour. She said voting was still going on.
Hollywood stars Jolie and Brad Pitt sparked an international media
frenzy when they arrived in Namibia with her two adopted children
to have their first child.
But while residents of the southern African country have so far
been unfazed by the visit, local media is now getting into the act,
with the daily Namib Times speculating that the baby might arrive
at the weekend or early next week. The couple have remained almost
invisible in their beach resort in the tiny village of Langstrand
on the country's desert coastline, shielded by tight security.