South Africa refuses Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit: Spokeswoman

South Africa has refused to grant a visa for the Dalai Lama to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town next month, his representative said on Thursday.

Nobel laureate Tutu likens Mid-East crisis to apartheid

Two South African winners of the Nobel Peace Prize today urged Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate peace, with former archbishop Desmond Tutu comparing the regional crisis to apartheid.

Glad that Mandela not alive to see today`s South Africa : Desmond Tutu

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu said in an interview published Sunday that he was glad Nelson Mandela was not alive to witness the current state of South Africa.

Tutu urges US to shelve `carbon bomb` Keystone

South Africa`s peace icon Desmond Tutu today urged the United States to reject Canada`s Keystone XL pipeline, saying the "carbon bomb" would upend the US role fighting climate change.

Nelson Mandela laid to rest at state funeral

A 21-gun salute and full honour guard escorted the coffin of Nelson Mandela as his state funeral got underway Sunday in the rolling hills of his rural boyhood home.

Nelson Mandela `returns home` to final resting place

Nelson Mandela`s remains were returned to his beloved rural childhood village on the eve of a traditional burial on Sunday, the final leg of his exceptional 95-year journey.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu to attend Nelson Mandela burial

Nelson Mandela`s close friend retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu would attend anti-apartheid icon`s funeral, after earlier saying he had cancelled his trip because he was not invited to his old friend`s burial.

Tutu home burgled during visit to Mandela memorial

Burglars broke into the Cape Town home of South African peace icon Desmond Tutu when he was away speaking at Nelson Mandela`s memorial, an aide said on Wednesday.

Twitter blocks Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu had his Twitter account suspended on Thursday for "aggressively following" other users, just hours after it was launched.

Archbishop Desmond likens Mandela`s family feud to `spitting on his face`

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has urged ailing Nelson Mandela`s family members to end their squabble over the reburial of three of his children.

Critically ill Nelson Mandela still a symbol of unity: Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu on Sunday hailed Nelson Mandela as an "incredible, incredible person" who was still uniting South Africans from the hospital bed where he is battling for his life.

Dalai Lama vows to preserve Mandela`s ideals, teachings

Tibet`s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said he was "one of the greatest admirers" of fellow Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela.

South Africa`s anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu in hospital

South Africa`s revered anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Wednesday for treatment of a persistent infection.

Tutu urges South Africa to regain `spirit` of grea

Peace icon Desmond Tutu on Thursday called on South Africa, tarnished by violence and inequality, to recover the "spirit that made it great" at the fall of apartheid.

Bush, Blair should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu accused both former British PM Tony Blair and former US president George Bush of lying about weapons of mass destruction.

South Africa`s Tutu blasts secrets bill

South African Parliament is to vote on a bill defining state secrets and making it illegal to divulge them.

Dalai Lama visa blocked over S African trade fears

South Africa refused to give the
Dalai Lama a visa to visit for Desmond Tutu`s birthday because
the foreign ministry feared his trip would jeopardise trade
ties with China.

China built on lies, run by hypocrites: Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama said the Chinese government was "uncomfortable" with people who tell the truth.

`Denying Dalai visa will boost his peace efforts`

The Tibetan spiritual leader is a longtime friend of Tutu and a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.

S Africa`s Tutu marks 80th birthday in cathedral

South Africa`s Desmond Tutu celebrated his 80th birthday in the cathedral where he once rallied against white rule.