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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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  • 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...
  • Sending them away -- for their own good

    Sending them away -- for their own good
    On a recent Sunday morning, Brian Barajas, a mop-topped 8-year-old, stashed his bike against the wall and raced inside a tired little house, ducking under two withered fruit trees. The house was so close to the tracks you could hear the engineer call...
  • Mugabe: a tyrant from the start

    As Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, presides over what might be the most rapid disintegration yet of a modern nation-state, it has become de rigueur for journalists, politicians and academics to offer what has become a near-universal analysis: Mugabe,...
  • 200 Detained in Crackdown on Climate Protest

    200 Detained in Crackdown on Climate Protest
    COPENHAGEN -- Danish police outnumbered protesters on Sunday, detaining more than 200 people on a second day of demonstrations as environment ministers met for informal talks to advance negotiations on a new pact. Meanwhile, church bells in Denmark and...
  • Across Africa, a new role model

    Africa often seems lacking in hope. But on Wednesday, it was evident in abundance across the troubled continent as people cheered the election of a man they called "a son of Africa"--and celebrated what they described as a rebirth of democratic ideals,...
  • A proud graduate of the 'School of Janet'

    A proud graduate of the 'School of Janet'
    In Denzel Washington's new film "The Great Debaters," we are introduced to a young woman who is poised, talented and determined to succeed as a college debater against a field of men, but who knows that to accomplish that goal she will have to overcome...
  • Obama's Medals of Freedom: 'Change'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama, attempting to spotlight several "agents of change,'' today announced that he will bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, on a cast of living and deceased figures...
  • Obama: Nobel Prize for Peace

     
    By Mark Silva updated at 11:45 am, 2 and 3:45 pm EDT President Barack 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......