South Sudan winning against Guinea worm, says Jimmy Carter

2017-10-09 15:38

Wracked by civil war, South Sudan is still winning the battle against Guinea worm, says Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter declares he's free of cancer

2015-12-07 11:33

Former US president Jimmy Carter told church parishioners in his native Georgia that he is free of cancer.

Jimmy Carter 'at ease' with cancer

2015-08-20 16:49

US ex-president Jimmy Carter, who is set to immediately start treatment for cancer, says he was surprisingly at ease when he heard he had the disease.

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North Korea has withdrawn its invitation to a US envoy over a detained American because Washington mobilised nuclear-capable bombers during recent military drills with Seoul.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 thought he had just weeks to live during cancer fight

2016-08-22 22:37

Former US President Jimmy Carter has said he didn't think he was going to live longer than two or three weeks as he battled brain cancer a year ago.

Weak climate deal would harm new global goals – envoy

2015-09-10 12:27

A new set of UN development goals will be undermined if an international deal to tackle climate change doesn’t set the world on track to keep within a safe limit of global warming, an envoy says.

Former US president Carter reveals he has cancer

2015-08-13 07:49

Former US president Jimmy Carter says that recent liver surgery has shown he has cancer, and that it has spread.

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.

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