Desmond Tutu

By IAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2014
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Desmond Tutu In December 2013, close to 200 government leaders and representatives from across the globe came together in one place to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial. Madiba has always had an uncanny ability to bring people together, even the most unlikely of people. His hard-won struggle to embrac...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 16th, 2013
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QUNU, South Africa — After the sermon was read, the 21-gun salute thudded and the “Last Post” played, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest Sunday in the rolling green hills of the Eastern Cape where he was born, leaving South Africans with a gaping sense that they will never see a leader as gr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 15th, 2013
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By Philip Amiola One of the easiest ways to gain popularity as a public analyst, social commentator or political observer in Nigeria today is to consistently harp on the ineptitude of the government and the resultant helplessness of the citizens. We blame the government for all our problems – insecur...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 11th, 2012
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South Africa’s churches have attacked the African National Congress (ANC), accusing the ruling party of moral decay and of abandoning Nelson Mandela’s goal to build a non-racial democracy from the ashes of apartheid. Jacob Zuma  Photo: EVA-LOTTE JANSSON In a letter to President Jacob Zuma...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 30th, 2012
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By Remember P.D Miamingi There are disturbing signs of anti-‘foreigners’ sentiments littered across South Sudan:from the unfriendly receptions fellow Africans from neighboring countries experience at our different border posts, to some serious allegations of exploitation and abuse in Juba. It has bee...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 31st, 2012
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Retired South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu has cancelled his plans to speak at a Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in Johannesburg because former British Premier Tony Blair will be there.  Blair’s “morally indefensible” alliance with the U.S. in overthrowing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 30th, 2012
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Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has challenged SA Muslims protesting against his visit to this country to rather protest against the Muslims whom he says are doing most of the killing in Iraq and elsewhere. Blair, who will speak at a Discovery Invest leadership conference on Thursday, also shrugg...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 6th, 2012
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Earlier this summer, commentator Al Gini had the opportunity to spend six weeks in South Africa. He’s put together a few reflective pieces on his experiences there, which we’ll run this week. Benjamin Franklin once observed that democracy may be the most humane and egalitarian form of gov...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 18th, 2012
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“I wish you empowerment to resist; to fight for social and economic justice; to win your real freedom and equal rights.” These are the stirring words of Omar Barghouti in his open letter to “people of conscience in the West”. The prominent Palestinian human rights activist, researcher, author and com...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2012
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Thousands of documents, photographs and videos of Nelson Mandela have been placed online in a mass digital archive. The database was created by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Google, which transformed the documents into a searchable collection that can also be browsed through seven online &#...