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South Africa’s Tutu to Receive Special Award

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A good-governance foundation in Africa is giving a special award to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced the award Thursday, saying Tutu — who was a leader in the struggle against apartheid — has long been one of Africa’s great voices for “justice, freedom, democracy and responsible government.” The award comes […]

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Britain’s Ex-PM Blair Rejects Tutu’s Charge On Iraq War

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair has rejected a call by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu that he and former U.S. President George W. Bush should go on trial for starting the war in Iraq. The outspoken bishop wrote in the British newspaper The Observer that the two leaders acted on a false premise in […]

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Tutu: Bush, Blair Should Face Trial for Iraq Actions

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu says former U.S. president George W. Bush and former British prime minister Tony Blair acted like “playground bullies” when they decided to invade Iraq in 2003, and should face trial for their actions. In a scathing assessment of the pair in Britain’s Observer newspaper, Tutu wrote “they have driven us to the […]

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Dalai Lama Criticizes ‘Immoral’ Chinese Censorship

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama sharply criticized censorship in China as “immoral” during a video chat with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The exiled Tibetan leader spoke with Tutu Saturday from Dharamsala, India. The Dalai Lama had planned to visit his friend and fellow Nobel peace laureate in South Africa for Tutu’s 80th birthday this week, but the […]

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Dalai Lama Set to Make Video Appearance at TuTu’s Celebraton

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama will appear by videoconference at an event marking Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday, after being denied a visa to enter South Africa. The Dalai Lama was denied a visa to enter South Africa two years ago following overtures from China, which considers the Dalai Lama a Tibetan separatist. The exiled Tibetan […]

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Tutu a ‘Rock Star’ on His 80th Birthday

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Parishioners, politicians and even rock stars gathered at Cape Town’s historic St. George’s Cathedral Friday to help wish Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a happy 80th birthday. Hundreds of people lined the pews Friday in the church where Archbishop Tutu once preached against apartheid. U2 front man Bono serenaded the archbishop and called Tutu the only […]

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