ARTICLES RELATING TO DESMOND TUTU

Tutu: Gaza a human rights issue

2014-07-18 17:00

The escalated conflict between Israel and Palestine is the result of a void in global leadership, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

No to 'Mercy Killings'

2014-07-17 11:30

Sorry Desmond Tutu, but there is no need for assisted dying and no need for people to request to be legally given a lethal dose of medication, says Mohamed Saeed.

CDP: Tutu a friend of Satan

2014-07-14 14:39
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Jesus Christ would not have approved of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's support for assisted suicide for the terminally ill and would have called Tutu ‘a son of Satan’, says the Christian Democratic Party.

Palestinian, Israeli leaders behaving like children - Tutu

2014-07-10 05:00

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged citizens of both Palestine and Israel to stand up and say enough is enough.

ANC ahead in early poll count

2014-05-08 08:12

With more than 20% of votes counted in South Africa's landmark general election, the ruling ANC appears set to win a fifth consecutive term in office, but with a significantly reduced margin.

Nearly 2 500 voting stations open late

2014-05-07 14:57

The IEC says a total of 2 449 voting stations experienced delays in opening because of, among others, staff arriving late and voting materials being delivered late.

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Tutu: I'm glad Mandela is dead

2014-04-26 22:28
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu is glad former president Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters are not alive to witness the slow pace of transformation in South Africa, a report says.

Don't be voting cattle, warns Tutu

2014-04-23 20:48
171 comments

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has warned South Africans to think carefully before they cast their ballots on 7 May.

Tutus commend Thuli

2014-03-20 22:24
150 comments

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has commended Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for her courage in reporting on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

Israel reminds me of apartheid - Tutu

2014-03-10 08:39
148 comments

The racially segregated roads and housing in Israel was a reminder of the conditions experienced in South Africa during apartheid, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

Tribute paid to Nelson Mandela in London

2014-03-03 22:15

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Harry were among the guests at a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela in London.

Zuma chuckles as opposition blasts him

2014-02-18 23:34
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President Jacob Zuma has been seen chuckling as opposition MPs told him he'd failed to match up to his predecessors, Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela.

Intervene to stop initiation problem - Tutu

2014-01-08 20:51

The mutilation and deaths of young South Africans in manhood rituals require urgent intervention, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

Tutu: I will go to Qunu

2013-12-14 21:01
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The office of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has announced that he will, after all, attend the burial of former president Nelson Mandela.

Mandela en route to Eastern Cape

2013-12-14 13:16

Former president Nelson Mandela is on his final journey home to Qunu in the Eastern Cape after an air force plane carrying his casket took off from Pretoria, where tens of thousands of mourners have viewed him lying in state this week.

Tutu not going to Mandela's funeral in Qunu

2013-12-14 08:22
129 comments

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has declined to comment on why Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will not attend former president Nelson Mandela's funeral in Qunu.

Tutu reprimands Mandela memorial crowd

2013-12-10 16:46
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Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has reprimanded the crowd at the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium, in Soweto.

SA prepares for emotional Mandela funeral

2013-12-07 15:23

South Africa is preparing a sweeping, emotional 10-day farewell to Nelson Mandela – a funeral that will draw an unprecedented gathering of world leaders and luminaries.

World bows in respect to Mandela

2013-12-06 11:53

The death of former president Nelson Mandela has unleashed a heartfelt chorus of awed respect from across the worlds of politics, religion, sport and culture.

World unites in grief, celebration for Mandela

2013-12-06 05:34
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The world has united in grief and in celebration of the life of former president Nelson Mandela, who died at his home in Johannesburg.

De Lille criticised for Mandela gesture

2013-11-27 19:00

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has been criticised by political opponents for encouraging people to mark the holiday season by writing personal messages to former president Nelson Mandela.

Commandos seize Greenpeace ship - Footage released

2013-11-11 08:41

Greenpeace has released close-up footage of the moment Russian commandos boarded the Arctic Sunrise campaign boat and detained the crew at gun point.

Tutu calls on African leaders not to kill ICC

2013-10-09 23:02
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Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu has warned African leaders against leaving the International Criminal Court, saying it would leave the world a "more dangerous place".

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Mandela looking down from heaven - Tutu

2014-07-18 14:05
78 comments

Former president Nelson Mandela is looking down from heaven at the things people are doing to celebrate his legacy on Mandela Day, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

Prolonging life at any cost?

2014-07-15 09:53

Following Desmond Tutu's comments about assisted dying, and that Nelson Mandela's prolonged death was an affront to his dignity, News24 takes a look at the debate.

Tutu in favour of assisted dying

2014-07-13 17:12
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Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu - while emphasising that it is not the church's opinion, but his own - has come out in support of assisted dying.

Tutu leads Swaziland pro-democracy crusade

2014-06-06 13:44

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu and a raft of human rights organisations have signed an open letter demanding reforms from Swaziland’s King Mswati III, denouncing arbitrary arrests and prosecutions.

After late start, millions queue

2014-05-07 17:04

After a slow start, millions of voters queued from Marikana's mining settlements to the country's leafy suburbs in the first national elections since Nelson Mandela died.

Peaceful poll a blessing - Tutu

2014-05-07 12:17

South Africans must be thankful they can vote peacefully, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said as he cast his vote.

Zuma urges Tutu to stay out of politics

2014-05-05 20:18
310 comments

President Jacob Zuma has hit back at Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu for his criticism of the ANC two days before general polls.

Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuke-armed powers

2014-04-24 13:53

The Marshall Islands is suing the world's 9 nuclear-armed powers, demanding disarmament action and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.

CAR on the brink of genocide: Tutu

2014-04-20 14:30

The Central African Republic is on the brink of genocide and the power now lies with its citizens to end the political turmoil, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has said.

Tutu condemns violence against children

2014-03-18 22:32

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu says the high number of children falling victim to gang violence and sexual abuse in the Western Cape is a severe indictment on the country.

Desmond Tutu urges US to shelve Keystone

2014-03-10 07:43

South Africa's peace icon Desmond Tutu has urged the US to reject Canada's Keystone XL pipeline, saying the "carbon bomb" would upend the US role fighting climate change.

Tutu warns Uganda not to 'legislate against love'

2014-02-23 19:12
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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has warned that Uganda's controversial anti-gay law recalled sinister attempts by the Nazi and apartheid regimes to "legislate against love".

US slams Nigerian anti-gay law

2014-01-14 10:15

The US has criticised Nigeria for approving a law that punishes same-sex marriage with prison, saying the move would curtail basic human rights.

Tutu arrives in Mthatha for Mandela funeral

2013-12-15 07:04

Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has arrived in Mthatha with Minister in Presidency Trevor Manuel to attend the funeral of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, eNCA has twitted.

Tutu didn't know he was invited to funeral

2013-12-14 15:29
141 comments

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says he cancelled his flight to the Eastern Cape to attend former president Nelson Mandela's funeral after he received no indication that his name was on the guest list.

Presidency: Tutu definitely invited to funeral

2013-12-14 12:53

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj says he has been "taken aback" by the news that Desmond Tutu was not attending Nelson Mandela's funeral, adding that that he was "definitely" invited.

Tutu home burgled during Mandela memorial

2013-12-11 15:25
114 comments

Burglars have broken into the home of Desmond Tutu while he was in Soweto to speak at Nelson Mandela's memorial.

Tutu: Mandela was a magician

2013-12-09 21:42

Nelson Mandela was like a "magician" who conjured a united nation out of a country teetering on the brink of war, South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has said.

Tutu chokes up over Tata

2013-12-06 16:03

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu struggled to hold back tears as he bid farewell to his friend Nelson Mandela at a press conference.

South Africans mourn, celebrate Mandela

2013-12-06 09:13

As the news of Nelson Mandela's death spreads across South Africa, mourners have gathered outside his homes to remember him and celebrate his colossal life.

Desmond Tutu prays for Mandela family

2013-12-06 03:03

Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has extended his condolences to the Mandela family, as well as his thanks to them for sharing Nelson Mandela with South Africa and the world.

Tutu, others warn of 'assault on democracy'

2013-11-27 11:52
77 comments

Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu and more than 80 other prominent South Africans have warned that a spate of violent protests constitute an "assault on democracy".

Tutu wants Palestinian prisoners freed

2013-10-27 16:14
84 comments

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has thrown his support behind the campaign calling for the release of imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi and other Palestinian political prisoners.

Africa to review ICC participation

2013-10-08 19:23

African countries are set to meet this month to assess their continued involvement in the International Criminal Court.

Annan defends International Criminal Court

2013-10-08 07:47

If African victims could get justice in their own countries, there would be no need for the International Criminal Court, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan says.

 
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