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Tutu Urges South Africa to Grant Dalai Lama Last Minute Visa

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu has made a final appeal for his government to grant a travel visa to the Dalai Lama, who was scheduled to visit the country for Tutu’s 80th birthday celebrations this week. After months of delays by South African authorities, the Dalai Lama cancelled his trip on Tuesday, saying he had […]

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Paper: South Africa Would Have Issued Visa for Dalai Lama

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s deputy president says his government would have issued a travel visa to the Dalai Lama if he had not cancelled his plans to attend this week’s birthday celebrations of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told The Star newspaper on Wednesday that he did not see why the Dalai Lama’s visit “should […]

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Tutu: South African Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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South African archbishop Desmond Tutu says the country’s government is worse than the old apartheid regime for failing to issue a travel visa to the Dalai Lama. Tutu made his comments Tuesday, soon after the Dalai Lama said South Africa’s failure to give him a visa had forced him to cancel plans to attend this […]

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Tutu: South African Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South African archbishop Desmond Tutu says the country’s government is worse than the old apartheid regime for failing to issue a travel visa to the Dalai Lama. Tutu made his comments Tuesday, soon after the Dalai Lama said South Africa’s failure to give him a visa had forced him to cancel plans to attend this […]

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Dalai Lama Cancels Visit to South Africa over Visa Troubles

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama says South Africa’s failure to issue him a travel visa has forced him to call off his planned participation in this week’s birthday celebration of anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu. In a statement released Tuesday, the Dalai Lama’s office in India said it is convinced that, “for whatever reason,” the South Africa government […]

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Dalai Lama Awaits Word on South Africa Visa

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama is awaiting word on whether South Africa will allow him to attend a birthday celebration for fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu. The Tibetan spiritual leader requested a South African visa five months ago so he could attend Tutu’s 80th birthday celebrations, which begin this Thursday. As of Monday evening South […]

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Human Rights Watch Urges South Africa to Allow Visit by Dalai Lama

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group is urging South African authorities to allow the Dalai Lama to visit the country next week, saying the government should not block his visit because of alleged Chinese pressure. Human Rights Watch says South Africa’s reluctance to issue an entry visa for the Tibetan spiritual leader “has no objective basis” […]

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Human Rights Watch Urges South Africa to Allow Visit by Dalai Lama

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group is urging South African authorities to allow the Dalai Lama to visit the country next week, saying the government should not block his visit because of alleged Chinese pressure. Human Rights Watch says South Africa’s reluctance to issue an entry visa for the Tibetan spiritual leader “has no objective basis” […]

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China Says Dalai Lama Cannot Choose Successor

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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China says Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, cannot legally choose who will succeed him when he dies, and that Beijing will make the decision. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters at a briefing Monday that the title will be conferred by the central government after the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader dies. He […]

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Dalai Lama to Decide on Reincarnation at Age 90

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, says he will decide when he is about 90 years old whether he should be reincarnated, a Tibetan Buddhist tradition. In a statement Saturday, he said at “about 90” he will consult with the high lamas of Tibetan Buddhist traditions, the Tibetan public and other people who follow Tibetan […]

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