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South Africa’s Desmond Tutu dies at age 90

– – South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90. The Nobel Peace prize laureate was instrumental in the fight that helped end apartheid in South Africa. He was a contemporary of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, and is known for the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination enforced by the white minority government against the black majority in South Africa from 1948 until 1991. Tutu’s death comes just weeks after that of South Africa’s last apartheid-era president, FW de Clerk, died at the age…

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AU summit opens with a Scathing attack on ICC policies Targeting African leaders

President Robert Mugabe  of ZimbabweAddis Ababa – Ethiopia’s foreign minister opened a special African Union summit Friday with a scathing attack on the International Criminal Court, blasting what he said was its “unfair” and “totally unacceptable” treatment of Africa.

The special summit comes amid mounting tensions between The Hague-based court and Kenya, whose president and vice-president have been charged with committing crimes against humanity during election-related violence in 2007-2008.

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