South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is withdrawing from a conference in Johannesburg to protest Tony Blair's attendance.
Becky Anderson speaks to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Irish President Mary Robinson about the situation in Sudan.
The man who helped engineer a transition to majority rule says South Africa's constitution and democracy are in danger.
The last white president of South Africa said the post-apartheid land is still trekking toward prosperity for all and a better democracy.
The oil disaster in the Gulf struck a chord with former Black Crowes bassist and iReporter Johnny Colt.
As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, let us not forget that Friday marks the second anniversary of the start of the BP oil spill. It deserves more than a shrug, an "oh, yeah," and "how's the fishing?" It deserves more than a solemn voiced announcer relegating it to a "this day in history," with a picture from the archives to jog our memory.
New York police arrested 50 protesters Saturday on what organizers from Occupy Wall Street were dubbing a day to "re-occupy," coinciding with the movement's three-month anniversary.
As Desmond Tutu celebrates his 80th birthday, iReporters from across the world have shared their memories and moments with the charismatic peace activist and Nobel laureate.
When I arrived in Cape Town for Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday festivities this week a customs official asked why I was visiting the country. When I explained she said "Ah! Desmond Tutu -- he is everybody's archbishop!" She reflected the gratitude of a world that celebrates his leadership in calling out of the best of our humanity by claiming him as part of her life.
Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu celebrates his 80th birthday amid some disappointment. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
Miffed by a visa delay that led the Dalai Lama to cancel a trip to South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu lashed out at his government Tuesday, saying it had acted worse than apartheid regimes and had forgotten all that the nation stood for.
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is forced to cancel a visit to South Africa. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
Anneliese MacPhail, the mother of a murdered police officer, reacts to the execution of Troy Davis.
The human rights group Amnesty International renewed its call for clemency Wednesday for a man on Georgia's death row, citing continued doubts about his guilt.
The Vatican and former president Jimmy Carter are among those fighting to get clemency for the Georgia death row inmate.
An African woman gets news that she is one of 75 chosen to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama. Nkepile Mabuse reports.
First lady Michelle Obama arrived in South Africa on Monday for the start of a weeklong trip that officials have said will focus on youth leadership and education, and include meetings with key figures in the anti-apartheid struggle.
My heart aches for American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who have been imprisoned in Iran for almost two years.
The moms of U.S. hikers held in Iran discuss the lengthy process and the compassion they hope Iran will show their sons.
A family-run website ticker counts the days, hours and minutes that two American hikers have been held in Iran with the threat of the death penalty hanging over them.
The families of two American hikers set to stand trial this week on charges of spying called on Tehran Monday to release the men.
Alassane Ouattara was sworn in Friday as president of Ivory Coast, ending a months-long political standoff.
Heavy fighting continued Tuesday in Yopougon between forces loyal to President Alassane Ouattara and militiamen loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo even as he was said to have accepted his loss of power.
Three of the international diplomatic community's most respected mediators arrived in the Ivory Coast Sunday to start a process of national reconciliation.
This weekend, when the Final Four plays out at a neutral site, on a neutral court, before millions of neutral fans, let's stop thinking of neutral as a dirty word. In sports, it is less than manly to be neutral, which comes from the Latin neutralis, "of neither gender." This explains why fans wave giant, Freudian foam fingers. They're overcompensating. To be neutral, to many minds, is to be neutered.
Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu are urging the Israeli military to release a Palestinian activist who is still imprisoned even though he has already served his prison sentence.
A federal appeals court panel deflected a condemned Georgia inmate's appeal of a ruling that denied him a new trial in a decades-old murder case, saying Friday that the appeal should have gone to the U.S. Supreme Court instead.
President Barack Obama congratulated Archbishop Desmond Tutu on his official retirement, praising him for the extensive list of accomplishments in his decades-long career.
For all the discord the Bush administration sowed on the world stage -- withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol and various arms agreements, holding foreign nationals indefinitely at Guantanamo with restricted rights, generally disdaining multilateralism -- the previous president was rightfully celebrated for his commitment to fighting the global AIDS epidemic.
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu announced Thursday he will retire from public life in October, when he turns 79 years old.
CNN's Isha Sesay sits down with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to discuss the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
From self-help guides to mystery novels, she has plenty on her Kindle
Here's your chance to select your favourite Connector of the Day over the last few months.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse takes a look back on the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's prison release.
South Africa looks back, 20 years after Nelson Mandela's historic release. Plus, Desmond Tutu reflects on the day his dream became a reality, and picturing Mandela - a South African cartoonist and his drawing tribute.
We witness today, at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, one of the most astonishing phenomena of the digital era: the consolidation of the social network, and even more, the empowerment of the worldwide youth thanks to these tools.
"If we don't get it right we are all done for," Archbishop Desmond Tutu says of efforts to combat climate change.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu on causes and climate change.
Most people take their birth certificates for granted, but for millions of people around the world, they simply do not exist, causing them to miss out on fundamental rights, including access to free health care and education services, according to the Britain-based international charity Plan.
We have called on the world to sign up to a Charter for Compassion.
Scholar Karen Armstrong reviews the catalysts that can drive the world's faiths to rediscover the Golden Rule.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, in a rare interview Thursday, depicted himself as an African hero battling imperialism and foreign attempts to oust him rather than the widespread perception of a dictator clinging to power at the expense of the welfare of his people and country.
Sixteen people ranging from politicians to athletes receive the medal of honor from President Obama.
A pioneer, a preacher, an activist and an athlete were among 16 people who President Obama honored Wednesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
The U.S. Supreme Court delayed a decision on whether to accept an appeal from a Georgia death row inmate who has gained international support for his claims of innocence in the the murder of a Savannah police officer two decades ago.
CNN's T.J. Holmes talks with the sister of convicted cop killer Troy Davis; his case is on appeal to the Supreme Court.
South Africa has refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg this week, a presidential spokesman said.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour talks to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown about the global economic crisis and how to fix it.
Kumi Naidoo has only just decided what he'll eat for breakfast. It's an important decision; it will be his last meal in 21 days.
Desmond Tutu's distinctive cackle cuts through the noisy clatter of cutlery at one of his favorite cafes.
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to Talk Asia's Anjali Rao.
Georgia Keightley strolled through the religion section at Barnes and Noble in Springfield, Virginia, on Monday searching for a last-minute Christmas gift.
A distinguished group of people took on the daunting job of deciding which CNN Heroes would make the final cut
The selection of 2008's Top 10 CNN Heroes was made by a Blue Ribbon Panel of distinguished leaders and humanitarians. All of our judges are themselves heroes to others through their continuing commitment to public service.
As thousands express their anger at the Camorra's threat to a young writer, the Pope chooses to say nothing
Analysis: The political infighting between Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma has broken the ruling party's grip on the moral authority of a liberation movement
Anglican conservatives were all fire and brimstone when they began their Jerusalem meeting but they may emerge from it without a significant decision
Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu labeled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe "Frankenstein" and called for other countries to intervene before the country descended into bloodshed.
Pressure is mounting for Zimbabwe to solve its election crisis. CNN's Alfonso Van Marsh reports.
The army is deployed to suppress anti-immigrant violence, but damage to the country's image -- and psyche -- may linger
South Africa's police chief said Monday that violence directed at foreign nationals had killed 22 people over the past week.
As China cracks down in Tibet, the Dalai Lama faces his greatest challenge since going into exile 49 years ago. Can his message of peace bring his people freedom?
Nobel peace prize laureate Desmond Tutu criticizes Kenya's elite as he tries to mediate an end to violent protests.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu rounded on Kenya's ruling elite Friday, saying its people are sick of the corruption that has plagued the nation.
The violence in the once-model east African nation is exacerbated by the personal enmity between the President and his main rival
George Clooney and Don Cheadle accepted the Peace Summit Award Thursday for their work bringing attention to the atrocities in the Darfur Region of the Sudan.
George Clooney and Don Cheadle will be sharing a prestigious honor for their efforts to bring peace to Africa's war-torn Darfur region, awarded by a collection of Nobel laureates.
Former President Carter got in a shouting match Wednesday with Sudanese security officials who blocked him from a town in Darfur
CNN's Phil Black reports on a deadly attack against peacekeepers in Darfur and what it means for the conflict.
A group of elder statesmen, including former President Carter and Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu, urged all sides in Darfur's bloodshed to reach a peace deal
The African Union says at least a dozen of it's peacekeepers have been killed in Darfur.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed outrage after rebels killed at least 10 African Union soldiers in an unprecented attack on a peacekeeping base in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur.
The global "war on terror" can't be won if people are living in "desperate" conditions, Archbishop Desmond Tutu told CNN.
On the sixth anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans are pausing to commemorate the tragedy.
South African hardline apartheid-era police minister Adriaan Vlok and four police officers received suspended sentences on Friday after pleading guilty to attempting to murder a leading black activist in 1989.
How about tea with Nelson Mandela? Or perhaps you would like to spend the afternoon chatting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu? Or maybe, you would just like to hang out with Virgin boss Richard Branson on his game farm in South Africa?
Marilyn Manson's marriage is over.
(CNN) -- It's the festive season and the perfect opportunity to reflect on a 2005 that has seen six very different episodes of Quest.
African health ministers have declared a tuberculosis emergency to muster greater political commitment to stop one of the continent's top killers, the United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.
Four-year-old Aminu Yahaya lay alongside his mother in the makeshift hospital -- exhausted, his skin peeling, alarmingly thin, and fighting to survive.
This month Richard Quest embarks on a quest for greatness.
The new head of the World Bank has praised a historic agreement by Group of Eight finance ministers to cancel up to $55 billion in foreign debt owed by some of the world's poorest nations.
Saying the United States and Britain must regain international credibility, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has urged George Bush and Tony Blair to admit they made a mistake in launching an "immoral war" in Iraq.
If you're American, the Nobel Peace Prize isn't what it used to be. After adjustment for inflation, this year's winners will receive less than the first recipients did 100 years ago. Blame the stro...
U.S. corporations in South Africa keep looking for better ways to deal with the country's unrest. Some 30 companies have packed up and left in the past year. Others are contending with intense pres...