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Last mentioned in Johannesburg : South Africa
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...

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  • Belafonte: Reject Uganda anti-gay law

      News Source: CNN | 1 month ago
    Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., is the founding chairman of amfAR. (CNN) -- It is a tragic irony that two countries in Africa -- Nigeria and Uganda -- that for many years experienced the subjugation of colonial rule have recently enshrined into law
  • Czech priest Halik wins $1.8m spiritual prize

      News Source: Zee News | 1 month ago
    Czech priest and intellectual Tomas Halik has won the 2014 Templeton Prize, joining the ranks of past winners such as Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, the organisers of one of the world's largest annual awards announced Thursday.
  • Sri Lanka: US draft ‘positive’ on many counts in making Tamils ‘learn ...

      News Source: Tamil Net | 1 month ago
    Tamils learn historic lessons, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island. The draft opens eyes on the ultimate culprits who actually led Eezham Tamils into Mullivaaykkaal and continue to lead them into accepting structural
  • Africa: UN Urges Man to Stand Up For Women's Rights

      News Source: Africa Headlines | 1 month ago
    On the eve of International Women's Day, the United Nations has launched the "He for She" campaign urging men to stand up for the rights of their mothers, sisters and daughters, while top UN officials stressed that human rights for girls and women
  • Robin Roberts Fawns Over 'Passionate,' Caring Michelle Obama

      News Source: Newsbusters | 1 month ago
    Good Morning America's  Robin Roberts has repeatedly been awarded interviews with Michelle and Barack Obama. There's a good reason for this: She doesn't ask tough questions. On Thursday, the co-host promised a "revealing, one-on-one conversation"
  • Mandela to be remembered in London's Westminster Abbey

      News Source: Daily Nation | 1 month ago
    A stone is to be laid in Westminster Abbey in memory of Nelson Mandela, the London royal church said ahead of a memorial service Monday for the former South African president. JOE  In Summary Among those due to attend were British Prime Minister
  • If homosexuality is not abnormal, why are Ugandan gays being jailed?

      News Source: Daily Nation | 1 month ago
    Comments The study acknowledges that homosexuality has existed throughout history, including in Africa and that there are undeclared homosexual Africans who may not even know it because their cultures never give room for expression of such behaviour.
  • President of Uganda Passes Controversial ‘Jail the Gays' Bill

      News Source: Out In Perth News | 1 month ago
    President of Uganda Passes Controversial Jail the Gays' Bill President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a controversial bill which legislates against same sex relationships, in some cases punishing homosexuality with life sentences in a country where


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