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South Africa's Desmond Tutu hospitalized for 'infection'

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:02 AM

'Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for treatment of a stubborn infection,' says his his wife Leah Tutu in a statement

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 27, 2019 Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, attends an exhibition and book launch of notable photographs of his life, which have been turned into paintings, in the centre of Cape Town. South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital in Cape Town "for treatment of a stubborn infection", his office said on December 4, 2019. RODGER BOSCH / AFP

Royal baby Archie meets South Africa's Archbishop Tutu

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:26 AM

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan walk into the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation carrying a smiley Archie in blue dungarees

ROYAL BABY. Britain's Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan hold their baby son Archie as they meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah at the Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town on September 25, 2019. Photo by Henk Kruger/Pool/AFP

Dalai Lama cancels South Africa trip amid visa row

Sep 05, 2014 - 12:20 AM

The Dalai Lama was last barred from entry in 2011 when he was invited to give a lecture as part of celebrations for anti apartheid activist Desmond Tutu s 80th birthday

South Africa refuses Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit – spokeswoman

Sep 04, 2014 - 4:19 PM

UPDATED The refusal could see a boycott of the 14th annual peace summit a spokesman for South African laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014. Christian Charisius/EPA

Tutu plea to world leaders: Don't forget South Sudan

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The plea by the former archbishop comes days after UN aid chiefs begged donors to increase efforts to stave off looming famine in the African country

Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. In January Martha fled with her husband and five children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Nichole Sobecki/AFP

Tutu latest Anglican to support assisted suicide

Jul 13, 2014 - 2:27 PM

South Africa s Anglican archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu says he supports assisted dying for the terminally ill the day after the Church s former leader backed a bill to legalize it in Britain

FOR THE WIN. Lionel Messi of Argentina reacts after Argentina winning the penalty shoot out during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 09 July 2014. Photo by Diego Azubel / EPA

South Africa celebrates 20 years since end of apartheid

Apr 27, 2014 - 10:10 PM

We have made South Africa a much better place to live in says President Jacob Zuma However government shortcomings have become a rallying point for the opposition ahead of the May 7 elections

CELEBRATION. South African people attend the celebration of the 20th anniversary of first democratic elections at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, 27 April 2014. Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/EPA

C. African Republic on 'brink of genocide', warns Tutu

Apr 20, 2014 - 11:14 PM

The Nobel peace laureate urged the government and rogue rebels to reconcile their differences and re learn to live together

Defiant Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill

Feb 24, 2014 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED Museveni s signing of the anti gay law comes despite fierce criticism outside Uganda

SIGNED INTO LAW. Uganda’s President H.E Yoweri Museveni speaks after he signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill on February 24, 2014 in Entebbe. Isaac Kasamani/AFP

Putin urged to push 'Olympic truce' in Syria

Feb 08, 2014 - 12:38 AM

In an open letter some 50 leading figures urged Russia to use its influence in Syria to push for an Olympic truce in the country s conflict

'OLYMPIC TRUCE.' In an open letter, some 50 leading figures urged Russia to use its influence in Syria to push for an "Olympic truce" in the country's conflict. File photo by Aleksey Nikolskyi/Ria Novosti/EPA

Nelson Mandela laid to rest

Dec 15, 2013 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED His burial in the rural village of Qunu where he spent his early childhood closes the final chapter on a towering public figure and global symbol of freedom and hope

FINAL FAREWELL. Candles are lit under a portrait of Neslon Mandela before the funeral ceremony of South African former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu on December 15, 2013.  AFP / Pool / Odd Andersen

Mandela's 'long walk' nears its end

Dec 14, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Sunday s funeral will begin at 8:00 am with a two hour ceremony for 5 000 people

ALMOST THE END. Women are consoled as they react in sadness after walking past the casket of late South African President Nelson Mandela, on the final day of lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo by Matt Dunham/EPA

Tutu 'not invited' to Mandela burial

Dec 14, 2013 - 5:36 PM

4th UPDATE South African peace icon Desmond Tutu says it would have been disrespectful to Tata for him to gatecrash Mandela s funeral

Tutu home burgled during visit to Mandela memorial

Dec 11, 2013 - 9:58 PM

It is second time in 5 months that Tutu s home in the Milnerton area of Cape Town had been hit

HIGHLIGHTS: World unites for Nelson Mandela memorial

Dec 11, 2013 - 8:55 AM

Tens of thousands of South Africans converged in sorrow celebration and pride on Soweto s World Cup stadium to sit side by side with presidents priests and queens at a memorial service for unifying global icon Nelson Mandela

FOR MADIBA. Mourners wave South African flags ahead of the memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 December 2013. EPA/Ian Langsdon

Historic farewell set for Nelson Mandela

Dec 08, 2013 - 9:47 AM

UPDATED Presidents religious leaders and cultural figureheads from all corners of the world are expected for the funeral The memorials and events will culminate in Mandela s burial on December 15 in his boyhood home of Qunu

African Union gives ICC ultimatum over Kenyatta trial

Oct 13, 2013 - 8:22 AM

The bloc warned it would support a no show at the ICC by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta if the demand was not answered

HUDDLE. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) speaks with Cabinet secretary for Foreign Affairs Amina Mohammed (R), and Attorney General Githu Mungai (2-R) at the African Union ahead of a special summit on the continent's relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on October 12, 2013. AFP/Elias Asmare

Tutu calls on African leaders not to 'kill off' ICC

Oct 10, 2013 - 9:23 AM

Tutu: In just two days time African leaders could kill off a great institution leaving the world a more dangerous place

ICC IN ACTION. A hearing at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, 16 September 2011. EPA/Jerry Lampen

Send books not guns, Malala pleads at UN

Sep 26, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Malala: Instead of sending weapons instead of sending tanks to Afghanistan and all these countries which are suffering from terrorism send books

BOOKS, NOT GUNS. Malala Yousafzai speaks at a special event entitled, “Delivering on the Global Education Promise," at the United Nations in New York, 25 September 2013. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Twitter briefly blocks Tutu

Aug 08, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu s Twitter account is briefly suspended for aggressively following other users just hours after it was launched

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu shakes hands with Kesz, 13, after awarding him with the Children's Peace Prize at the Ridderzaal in the Hague on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ANP / ILVY NJIOKIKTJIEN netherlands out

Kesz, the teener nominated for the Int'l Children’s Peace Prize

Sep 20, 2012 - 4:05 PM

My dream for the children is for them to advance in life without having to do wrong I believe that age is not a hindrance and that poverty is not a hindrance to contribute something to society

Pinoy street kid wins $100,000 peace prize

Sep 20, 2012 - 12:59 PM

A 13 year old who lived off a rubbish dump and slept in an open tomb won a prestigious award for his work to improve the rights of his fellow street kids

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu shakes hands with Kesz, 13, after awarding him with the Children's Peace Prize at the Ridderzaal in the Hague on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ANP / ILVY NJIOKIKTJIEN netherlands out