Desmond Tutu

Al-Bashir's escape from justice divides South Africans

South Africans are divided about the recent furore over their government's defiance of a court order that called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir.

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South Africa:Former president, FW de Klerk caught in street name controversy

Former South African President, FW de Klerk said he was not sure geographic locations should be renamed in honour of living people. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's main trade union has raised objections to plans to rename a major Cape Town boulevard after the country's last apartheid ruler and Nobel laureate FW de Klerk.

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Let's empower young African artists - Angelique Kidjo

Photo©Charles Sykes/AP/SIPAAfrica must do more to protect and value its artists, says the star, who tells the story of her life in a new autobiography.

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Nelson Mandela, father courage

It took a fellow South African, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to draw the clearest lessons from Nelson Mandela's life: tremendous courage and moral authority.

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Nelson Mandela, Madiba mourned in Cape Town

Lungi Morrison, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, mourns Mandela. Photo©ReutersThousands of people Friday started gathering at the iconic Grand Parade in Central Cape Town to pay tribute to the country's icon, Nelson Mandela.

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The new African question

When Denzel Washington recited these words with the gusto and the bravura of a master thespian in the movie Great Debaters one felt the conviction and triumphant spirit inherent in Langston Hughes's rhapsody which is nothing more than a definition of oneself to the world at a time when the author and his kind were viewed as an inferior sub population not deserving of that coveted American dream.

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Obama to revive Kennedy's ripples of hope in South Africa

US First Lady Michelle Obama talks with former South African President Nelson Mandela about his book during a visit at Mandela's home in Houghton, South Africa, June 21, 2011. © Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) South Africa will be rolling out the red carpet for United States President Barack Obama during his historic visit to Africa this week.

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South Africa: Desmond Tutu endorses Ramphele's new political party

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in recent years, has become a fierce critic of the ruling ANC talking publicly about the “cancer in society”- corruption Anti-apartheid veteran and cleric, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says he supports Mamphele Ramphele's move to form a political party and welcomed the new arrival in the South African political landscape.

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