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Desmond Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a former cleric who gained fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid in his native country of South Africa.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a former cleric who gained fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid in his native country of South Africa. « Show less

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  • Toms Shoes' model is sell a pair, give a pair away

    Toms Shoes' model is sell a pair, give a pair away
    The power of shoes. It's something most women and many men understand completely. And it is what transformed the young, shaggy-haired, rope-bracelet-wearing entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie into a visionary business leader hobnobbing with former President...
  • Stars support Dalai Lama

    Stars support Dalai Lama
    In Hollywood, everyone takes the Dalai Lama very seriously -- except perhaps for the Dalai Lama himself. The 14th reincarnated primate of Tibetan-style Buddhism -- as well as his scattered people's political leader -- comes pretty close to being the...
  • In Kenya, a spiral of killings

    In Kenya, a spiral of killings
    When Gabriel Okelo rose early Thursday to join a banned opposition rally, he did not take his machete. But he was sure he would be using it to kill again very soon. Just the day before, he said, he had slashed two people to death because they were from a...
  • Thousands face starvation in Kenya

    Up to 100,000 people face starvation in western Kenya because of election-related tribal violence, the World Food Program warned Friday, as rivals in last week's disputed presidential vote showed no willingness to talk. President Mwai Kibaki and...
  • South African killers now work on behalf of their victim

    South African killers now work on behalf of their victim
    Easy Nofemela remembers the evening Amy Biehl died. Coal stoves from township shacks had painted the twilight a sooty gray, signaling a cold winter's night. Guguletu's main road throbbed with cars. And a mob of angry young men was looking for symbols of...
  • Judge named to lead Gaza inquiry is known for fairness

    Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa, and Jerusalem -- Richard Goldstone, a quiet, self-effacing jurist from South Africa, agonized for days over the job offer: Unravel the accusations and counter-accusations of war crimes related to Israel's...
  • Kenya president rules out talks with rival until calm prevails

    President Mwai Kibaki said Thursday that he was willing to meet with opposition leaders, but only when peace was restored in Kenya. Hopes of a political settlement to help end the bloodshed and protests over Kenya's disputed presidential election...
  • South Africa's fractious ANC

    Jacob zuma, the leader of South Africa's African National Congress, is in the United States this week to meet Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and others. He arrives having just won a political battle that led to former President Thabo Mbeki's downfall...
  • Why, the Beloved Country?

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ In early may, just a month before the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, South African Minister of Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils paid a visit to Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader and erstwhile Palestinian...
  • Obama says Nobel Peace Prize is 'a call to action'

    Obama says Nobel Peace Prize is 'a call to action'
    President Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace today for what the Nobel committee called "his extraordinary efforts...
  • Zimbabwe, through South Africa

    Zimbabwe, through South Africa
    In one of his most strongly worded statements directed at the government of Zimbabwe to date, President Bush recently joined a chorus of international leaders and statesmen in calling for its monstrous president, Robert Mugabe, to step down. As he has...