Carter hails Mandela's ability to forgive

2013-12-07 09:12

Former US president Jimmy Carter says Nelson Mandela's ability to forgive his captors left the most indelible impression.

N Korea blames US nuke threat for aborting envoy's trip

2013-09-02 09:02

North Korea has withdrawn its invitation to a US envoy over a detained American because Washington mobilised nuclear-capable bombers during recent military drills with Seoul.

Obama to mark 50yrs since 'Dream' speech

2013-08-28 15:01

Words from the first black US president and bells ringing around the world will mark 50 years since civil rights leader Martin Luther King ended his landmark "I have a dream" speech.

Carter heads to North Korea

2013-07-29 21:19

Former US president Jimmy Carter is travelling to North Korea on a private trip, the White House says, commenting on reports that he was going to win release of a US citizen being held there.

US seeks amnesty for sentenced American

2013-05-03 14:41

The US has called on North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for "hostile acts" against the state.

Court halts execution of 'disabled' inmate

2013-02-20 08:02

A federal appeals court has halted the execution of a Georgia man who killed a fellow prisoner in 1990, granting a stay to the inmate who attorneys argue is mentally disabled.

Carter Centre won't monitor Egypt's vote

2012-12-14 09:04

Former US president Jimmy Carter's centre says it will not deploy monitors for Egypt’s contentious constitutional referendum because of the government’s late release of regulations for witnesses.

Carter grandson helped release Romney video

2012-09-19 07:59

The grandson of former US President Jimmy Carter says he persuaded the source who secretly taped Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a fundraiser to release the video to the media.

Carter warns US of losing moral authority

2012-06-25 19:22

Former president Jimmy Carter has warned that the United States is losing its moral authority on human rights by engaging in targeted assassinations and other widespread rights abuses.

Sudan will pull out of Abyei

2012-05-28 22:04

Sudan's army will begin pulling out of the contested region of Abyei, as demanded by the United Nations, the army says.

Egypt denies 8 US NGOs licence to operate

2012-04-24 09:27

Egyptian authorities have denied permission to eight US-based non-profit groups to operate locally, including a centre headed by former US president Jimmy Carter that monitors elections, a ministry official says.

Obama shares Carter's weakness: Gingrich

2012-02-07 09:46

White House hopeful Newt Gingrich has likened Cairo's apparent plans to put 19 Americans on trial over charges of illegal funding of aid groups to the Iran hostage crisis.

Fears of bias as DRC reviews vote

2011-12-10 17:02

After incumbent Joseph Kabila was declared the winner of DRC's presidential election, the supreme court takes centre stage as the arbiter of a poll that five opposition candidates have rejected.

Carter: Flaws in death penalty

2011-09-22 20:48

Former US president Jimmy Carter says the execution of Troy Davis shows that the US death penalty system is "unjust and outdated".

US evangelist beaten up in N Korea

2011-05-19 10:02

An American detained in North Korea for apparent missionary work has been severely beaten as part of investigations into underground Christian churches there, says an acquaintance.

Sudan split 'virtually certain'

2011-01-17 13:11

The largest foreign poll observer mission says the secession of south Sudan is “virtually certain” as polling stations wrap up their counts in a landmark independence vote.

Bashir 'offers to take all debt'

2011-01-10 21:23

Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has offered to take on all of the country’s crippling debt if the south declares independence after a referendum, a report says.

Hamas 'very eager' to discuss Gilad Shalit

2010-10-21 20:09

Gaza's Hamas rulers are "very eager" to resume talks with Israel over a prisoner exchange which could see captured soldier Gilad Shalit being freed, former US president Jimmy Carter has said.

Elders urge 'energetic' peace push

2010-10-19 20:05

The Elders group of retired world figures have called for a "more energetic" drive for Middle East peace.

I feel fine, says Carter

2010-10-04 17:32

Eight-six-year-old former US president Jimmy Carter has said that he's recovered from a "bout with a virus" and has resumed his relatively hectic schedule.

Ex-US president Carter hospitalised

2010-09-28 18:56

Former US president Jimmy Carter has been hospitalised in Cleveland, Ohio, after falling ill on a flight to the city, a report says.

Carter: North Korea wants peace

2010-09-16 21:02

EX-US president Jimmy Carter has called on the US to pursue peace "aggressively" with North Korea, saying its leaders told him they wanted better relations with the world.

N Korea's Kim on China visit

2010-08-26 21:46

Kim Jong Il has arrived in China in a strangely timed visit while former US president Jimmy Carter is in N Korea trying to win the release of an imprisoned American.

Sudan polls example for Africa

2010-04-18 21:20

Sudanese polls were "free and fair" considering the context, African Union observers have said but the EU said they had failed to reach world standards.

Carter cites problems in Sudan

2010-04-13 22:50

Former US President Jimmy Carter says there are problems with the elections taking place in Sudan, but officials are working to correct them.


Jimmy Carter almost punched Mbeki - report

2013-11-03 08:02

Former US president Jimmy Carter has said he once almost punched former South African president Thabo Mbeki during a heated argument of the latter’s lack of an HIV/Aids treatment plan.

Obama embodies King's dream at anniversary

2013-08-29 11:02

Barack Obama led civil rights pioneers in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech roused the 250 000 people.

Carter has no plans to visit North Korea

2013-07-30 09:00

A representative for former US president Jimmy Carter has denied reports that he was planning to visit North Korea soon to try to win the release of an American citizen.

US man starts 'hard labour' term in N Korea

2013-05-15 10:08

A Korean-American tour operator sentenced to 15 years hard labour in North Korea for subversion has begun serving his time in prison, state media says.

US to attend Kenyatta's inauguration

2013-04-05 09:25

The US says its ambassador will attend Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in as Kenya's new president next week. The UK is set to announce if its high commissioner will attend.

N Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

2012-12-21 12:07

North Korea has confirmed that it arrested a US citizen in November, saying legal action would be taken against him but giving no details of the charges.

Egypt 'won't amend Israel treaty unilaterally'

2012-10-24 08:57

Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi has "suggestions" for a change to his country's peace treaty with Israel, but will not implement them unilaterally, US former president Jimmy Carter says.

Carter Centre to monitor to Libyan vote

2012-06-28 10:42

The Carter Centre is sending observer teams to Libya to monitor and report on that country's 7 July parliamentary elections.

Egypt vote fair, but military moves worry

2012-06-19 21:09

Egypt's presidential vote appeared largely fair and competitive, but moves by the ruling military, including the retaking of legislative power, throw doubt on the process.

Sudan 'ready to pull troops from Abyei'

2012-05-28 11:45

Sudan says it is ready to pull its soldiers out of the contested Abyei region, former US president Jimmy Carter says after meeting Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir.

Jimmy Carter hails Occupy success

2012-02-16 12:02

Former President Jimmy Carter says Occupy organisers have created a "relatively successful" movement because they focused national discussion on wealth disparity.

Egypt army 'likely to retain some power'

2012-01-12 11:56

Former US president Jimmy Carter, following a meeting with Egypt’s military rulers, has expressed doubt they would completely submit to a civilian government, a report says.

Carter wants cash to wipe out guinea worm

2011-10-05 13:00

Jimmy Carter is appealing for other donors to join Britain in a multi-million dollar campaign to wipe out guinea worm which affects people in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Mali and Chad.

Ghana eradicates Guinea worm

2011-07-28 21:19

Ghana has won a 23-year fight eradicating the painful parasitic Guinea worm.

Tutu, Elders praise South Sudan

2011-02-08 19:53

Nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu and other members of a group of global statesmen known as The Elders have praised south Sudan's landmark independence referendum.

Carter: Erase Sudan's debt

2011-01-13 17:57

Former US President Jimmy Carter has called on the international community to forgive Sudan's $39bn debt burden so that dividing it between the north and south won't become another issue to resolve.

South Sudan to vote on unity, split

2011-01-06 13:35

Close to four million voters in Southern Sudan will face the choice between separation or unity.

Carter: Palestinians live in a 'cage'

2010-10-19 21:22

Former President Jimmy Carter says Palestinians are "living in a cage" in Gaza and that the militant group Hamas must be included in all major peace efforts.

White House to go solar

2010-10-05 16:01

The most famous residence in America plans to install solar panels atop the living quarters to heat water and provide electricity for the first family.

Ex-US president Carter fine, resting

2010-09-28 19:47

Former US president Jimmy Carter has been hospitalised after developing an upset stomach on a flight, but is fine and will resume his book tour soon.

Koreas relations thaw

2010-09-17 12:29

South Korean trucks carrying the first rice aid to North Korea in three years have crossed the peninsula's border in the latest of a series of conciliatory moves between the rivals.

Obama book for kids out soon

2010-09-14 12:17

US President Barack Obama is set to release a book about 13 groundbreaking Americans, set to inspire pride in the country's youngest.

Happy Birthday Madiba!

2010-07-18 07:29

As Madiba turns 92, the world celebrates its first Nelson Mandela International Day, in honour of the South African former president.

Carter: Sudan polls 'fall short'

2010-04-17 16:02

Sudan's first competitive elections in more than two decades "fall short" of meeting international standards, according to former US president Jimmy Carter.

Support for Obama's health plan

2010-03-18 14:11

US President Barack Obama's healthcare plan has won the support of Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who had voted against an earlier version of the bill.

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