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Desmond Tutu: Central African Republic ‘stands on the brink of genocide’

C.Africa on the ‘brink of genocide’, warns Tutu (via AFP) Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu warned Sunday that the Central African Republic was “on the brink of genocide”, as he urged warring sides to reconcile their differences and “re-learn to live together”. “Over the past 13 months, the nation’s seemingly……

Peace icon Desmond Tutu warns of ‘Nazi’ parallel to Uganda anti-LGBT law

South African peace icon Desmond Tutu warned on Sunday that Uganda's controversial anti-gay law recalled sinister attempts by the Nazi and apartheid regimes to "legislate against love". The Anglican cleric said he was "very disheartened" to learn that……

To protect our children, we must talk to them about rape

Desmond Tutu, Jacob Lief and Sohaila Abdulali: Yes, governments should step up, but so should we. We must not be squeamish about bringing this issue to the dinner table. What will you discuss with your children this evening? Sports, the weather, celebrity gossip, rape? We are from three generations (aged…

Ending child marriage can boost India’s rise: Desmond Tutu

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s development is being slowed by discriminatory practices against women such as child marriage, which stifle their potential to contribute to growth, South African peace campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu said. “India is doing fantastically. I mean they are complaining about seven percent GDP growth. Imagine if…

Time for women to rise up, urges Desmond Tutu

DAVOS, Switzerland — After the uprisings in the Arab world, South Africa’s veteran Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu said Wednesday it was now time for women to have their revolution and banish men to the margins. Speaking at a gathering of the world’s political and financial elite in Davos, the vast…

Google+ tops 40 million users

SAN FRANCISCO — Google co-founder and chief executive Larry Page on Thursday said that its online social networking challenge to Facebook is growing fast and has topped 40 million users. “People are flocking to Google+ at an incredible rate and we are just getting started,” Page said during an earnings…

Blackwater’s Prince building mercenary force with apartheid-era ‘hit squad’ officer

The northeast African country of Somalia has been one of the world’s most notorious failed states for more than two decades. Its current government has been pushed out of most of the country’s territory and now controls a fraction of the capital city, and high-seas piracy off the country’s coast…

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