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South Africa denies visa to Dalai Lama

South Africa denies visa to Dalai Lama

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 4 (UPI) --The Dalai Lama has been denied a visa to enter South Africa due to the government fearing his visit would jeopardize trade relations with China.
Ed Adamczyk
Desmond Tutu critical of Keystone XL pipeline during Canada visit

Desmond Tutu critical of Keystone XL pipeline during Canada visit

FORT MCMURRAY , Alberta, May 30 (UPI) --Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu attended a conference in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for a look at local oil development, which he has criticized.
Ed Adamczyk
Desmond Tutu 'glad' Nelson Mandela not alive to see South Africa now

Desmond Tutu 'glad' Nelson Mandela not alive to see South Africa now

PRETORIA, South Africa, April 27 (UPI) -- Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu decries state of South Africa 20 years after end of apartheid.
Danielle Haynes
Bishop Tutu: Central African Republic on "brink of genocide"

Bishop Tutu: Central African Republic on "brink of genocide"

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 21 (UPI) -- The Central African Republic stands on the brink of genocide, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said.
Ed Adamczyk
Nobel winners to White House: Reject Keystone XL

Nobel winners to White House: Reject Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- 10 recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize called on President Obama's administration to reject an application for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
Daniel J. Graeber

Tutu: CAR violence 'absolutely ghastly'

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Thursday reports of violence coming out of the Central African Republic are "absolutely ghastly."

Annan: Iran's voice on Syria should be heard

LONDON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Iran has a chance to play a constructive role in bringing stability to Syria and the broader region, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday.
Archbishop Tutu criticizes exclusion of Afrikaners at Mandela memorial services

Archbishop Tutu criticizes exclusion of Afrikaners at Mandela memorial services

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu expressed criticism that the memorial services for former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela excluded Afrikaners.
JC Finley

Archbishop Tutu says he was not invited to Mandela's funeral

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Saturday he was not invited to former South African President Nelson Mandela's funeral and has no plans to attend.

Tutu's home burglarized during Mandela funeral

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home in Cape Town was burglarized Tuesday while he was attending Nelson Mandela's funeral, police said.
World leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

World leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

U.S. President Barack Obama said former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95, "achieved more than could be expected of any man."
By United Press International

Allah: For Muslims only?

SINGAPORE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Use of the term "Allah" has been ruled to be limited to Muslims but is that correct?
MOHD ALAMI MUSA, UPI Outside View Commentator

Desmond Tutu, Bono attend memorial for Dutch Prince Friso

DELFT, Netherlands, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu and U2 singer Bono were among 900 attendees at a memorial service for deceased Dutch Prince Friso.

11 Nobel laureates call for release of Greenpeace activists

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates called for the release of the 30 Greenpeace activists charged with piracy in Russia, the Greenpeace website said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu arrives prior to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington on August 12, 2009. UPI/Gary Fabiano/Pool
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Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).

Tutu has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, transphobia, poverty and racism. Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987, the Sydney Peace Prize (1999) the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Tutu has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings.

Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, the second of the three children of Zacheriah Zililo Tutu and his wife, Aletta, and the only son. Tutu's family moved to Johannesburg when he was twelve. His father was a teacher and his mother a cleaner and cook at a school for the blind. Here he met Trevor Huddleston who was a parish priest in the black slum of Sophiatown. "One day," said Tutu, "I was standing in the street with my mother when a white man in a priest's clothing walked past. As he passed us he took off his hat to my mother. I couldn't believe my eyes – a white man who greeted a black working class woman!"

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