Tutu’s daughter barred from funeral role over gay marriageSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been barred from officiating at a funeral in a church in England because she is married to a woman, the BBC reported Friday.
Mpho Tutu van Furth, who is an ordained Episcopal priest in the U.S., had been asked to oversee the funeral of her godfather, Martin Kenyon.
Today in History: September 7, German air attack on LondonSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2022. There are 115 days left in the year.
Boxing champion belt given to Mandela stolen in South AfricaJuly 13, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A World Boxing Council championship belt belonging to former South African President Nelson Mandela has been stolen from a museum in Soweto, according to police.
The belt was given to Mandela by American boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard during one of his visits to South Africa.
Nobel laureate and physicist Wilczek wins Templeton PrizeMay 11, 2022 GMT
Frank Wilczek, the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and author renowned for his boundary-pushing investigations into the fundamental laws of nature, was honored Wednesday with this year’s prestigious Templeton Prize, awarded to individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and spirituality.
Children’s edition of ‘The Book of Joy’ coming this fallMarch 22, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A picture-book edition of a bestseller co-authored by the Nobel Peace Prize winners the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be published this fall.
Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that “The Little Book of Joy” will come out Sept.
Tutu remains interred amid call to rename Cape Town airportJanuary 2, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The remains of Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Anglican archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, were interred early Sunday during a private family service at the city's Anglican cathedral.
‘Moral compass’: Requiem for South Africa’s Archbishop TutuJanuary 1, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been remembered at a state funeral Saturday for his Nobel Peace Prize-earning role in ending South Africa's apartheid regime of racial oppression and for championing the rights of LGBTQ people.
AP Week in Pictures: GlobalJanuary 1, 2022 GMT
DEC. 25 - 31, 2021
From a traditional festival in Spain, to memorials for Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa, to Christmas and New Year's celebrations globally, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past week.
‘A moral giant’: South Africans pay their respects to TutuDecember 31, 2021 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africans from all corners of retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu's “rainbow nation” filed past his plain pine casket by the hundreds on Friday to pay their respects to his life of activism for equality for all races, creeds and sexual orientations.
A tense exchange highlights unsettled part of Tutu’s legacyDecember 31, 2021 GMT
Desmond Tutu was begging for an apology. Not from a leader of South Africa’s former racist white government, but from a fellow titan of the anti-apartheid struggle.
“I beg you, I beg you, I beg you, please,” Tutu implored Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a 1997 hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that he chaired during its mission to expose the abuses of apartheid.
African leaders hail Tutu, but many don’t follow his leadDecember 30, 2021 GMT
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — African leaders are paying tribute to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for his fearless campaign that helped end South Africa's brutal apartheid regime and bring democracy to the country.
Tutu’s advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of AfricaDecember 29, 2021 GMT
Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African archbishop’s campaign against homophobia had limited impact in the rest of Africa, where same-sex marriage remains illegal and most countries criminalize gay sex.
Tutu’s family gathers in South Africa for Cape Town funeralDecember 28, 2021 GMT
CAPE TOWN (AP) — Desmond Tutu's family members gathered at his Cape Town home on Tuesday in preparation for his funeral this weekend as South Africans honored his life.
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial equality and LGBT rights died Sunday at the age of 90.
Tutu: a man of empathy, moral ardor, and some silly jokesDecember 28, 2021 GMT
One Christmas Day in the 1980s, Desmond Tutu led a packed church service in Soweto, the Black Johannesburg township and fulcrum of protest against white racist rule in South Africa. An American family — mine — found standing room at the back.
South Africa holds week of services, events for Desmond TutuDecember 27, 2021 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is planning a week of services and events to honor Desmond Tutu's life of activism for racial equality and LGBT rights.
Young South Africans learn of Tutu’s activism for equalityDecember 27, 2021 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Archbishop Desmond Tutu's legacy is reverberating among young South Africans, many of whom were not born when the clergyman battled apartheid and sought full rights for the nation's Black majority.
1st U.S. gay bishop remembers Tutu’s generosity, kindnessDecember 26, 2021 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In 2008, when the Right Rev. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire was excluded from a global Anglican gathering because of his sexuality, Desmond Tutu, who died Sunday, came to his defense.
UN chief calls Desmond Tutu ‘an inspiration to generations’December 26, 2021 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Reactions to the death Sunday of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu:
“Archbishop Tutu was a towering global figure for peace and an inspiration to generations across the world.
Desmond Tutu: Timeline of a life committed to equalityDecember 26, 2021 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — 1931 - Oct. 7 - Desmond Mpilo Tutu is born in Klerksdorp, near Johannesburg.
1947 – Contracts tuberculosis, as he recuperates he is visited by Trevor Huddleston, a British Anglican pastor working in South Africa.
Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s moral conscience, dies at 90December 26, 2021 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90. South Africans, world leaders and people around the globe mourned the death of the man viewed as the country's moral conscience.
South Africa’s last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, diesNovember 11, 2021 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — F.W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa’s last apartheid president oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died aged 85.
Mural of South Africa’s Desmond Tutu is fixed for his 90thOctober 7, 2021 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — As South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu marks his 90th birthday Thursday, a portrait of him recently defaced by racist graffiti has been restored by the artist, who added a celebratory message.
South Africa’s Desmond Tutu turns 90 amid new racist slurOctober 6, 2021 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — As South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu turns 90, recent racist graffiti on a portrait of the Nobel winner highlights the continuing relevance of his work for equality.
South Africa’s Tutu gets jab to help start inoculation driveMay 17, 2021 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 89, came out of retirement Monday to help the country launch its drive to inoculate older citizens against the coronavirus.
In fight against virus, South Africa expects a long waitMay 24, 2020 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With her winning smile and outgoing nature, Fino Dlamini was a natural to succeed in South Africa’s booming tourism industry...
In Soweto, a South African who celebrated history is mourned
‘Just Mercy’ aims for justice on death row, and in HollywoodDecember 24, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael B. Jordan doesn’t usually get star struck. Bryan Stevenson had a different effect on him...
Dartmouth professor wins top religion prizeMarch 19, 2019 GMT
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday...
Craig Ferguson brings comedy to Pittsburgh stageJune 18, 2018 GMT
From punk rock drummer to film writer, actor, author and, since 2008, a U.S. citizen, Scottish-born Craig Ferguson has worn many hats, including former late night talk show host and comedian.
The language of ‘Black Panther’? It’s real. Give it a try.February 23, 2018 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based...
Harvard honors Elton John for efforts to fight HIV, AIDSNovember 7, 2017 GMT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Elton John has been honored at Harvard University for his philanthropic efforts to fight HIV and AIDS...
Harvard honors Elton John for efforts to fight HIV and AIDSOctober 24, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John will receive an award from Harvard University next month for his philanthropic efforts to fight HIV and AIDS...
Desmond Tutu’s South Africa house is burgledAugust 8, 2013 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spokesman for Desmond Tutu says the retired Anglican archbishop's home in South Africa was burgled this week while he and his wife were asleep. The couple was not harmed.
Spokesman Roger Friedman said Thursday that a remote control device for the house gate was stolen in the incident in Cape Town early Wednesday morning.