Desmond Tutu

COP21 should address global inequality: Tutu

The COP21 conference on climate change, scheduled to take place in Paris next week, should also focus on global inequality, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said on Sunday. Failure to do so would send a direct message of contempt to poorer nations and people, who cannot afford the costs of mitigating the[…]

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Desmond Tutu back in hospital

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 83, has been re-admitted to hospital, a week after he was discharged, his foundation said on Tuesday. “He was discharged from hospital last Tuesday, and re-admitted this afternoon after expressing renewed discomfort,” the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said in a statement. “His doctors[…]

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“I’ll make duah for your daddy”, Mpho Tutu told

While trying to spread some warmth and cheer among the sick, it was the patients who ended up giving words of comfort to the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, at Groote Schuur Hospital on Friday morning. “Please tell your daddy Aunty Sadia from Heideveld is[…]

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Tutu hospitalised with ‘persistent’ infection

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalised on Tuesday for a persistent infection, his foundation said in a statement. Tutu was reportedly being treated in a Cape Town hospital. The foundation did not give details about his illness but Tutu’s daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu said they hoped he will “be able[…]

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Tutu bemoans Bashir entry into SA

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said on Tuesday that some of the most powerful nations’ refusal to comply with the International Criminal Court had created an environment for South Africa to allow Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir into, and out of, the country. “These powerful nations have created the rationale for[…]

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Police confirm charge laid against Tutu granddaughter

Western Cape police have confirmed that a charge of malicious damage to property has been laid against Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter, Ziyanda Tutu. The charge was laid by Tutu’s wife Leah at the Milnerton Police Station last Thursday, Captain FC van Wyk told News24 on Friday via e-mail. “This office can[…]

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Tutu urges pope to reconsider Dalai Lama meeting

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has appealed to Pope Francis to reconsider meeting the Dalai Lama, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said on Monday. “I am very aware of the dilemma in which so many have been finding themselves with regard to their relationships with His Holiness and the[…]

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Tutu marks 30 years since Nobel Prize

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu appealed to South Africans to resuscitate the values associated with its early days of democracy as he marked 30 years since receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. “My plea to my compatriots, to government and civil society, faith leaders and educators, parents and elders and youth, is[…]

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