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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu Dies At 90

The New York Times reports: Desmond M. Tutu, the cleric who used his pulpit and spirited oratory to help bring down apartheid in South Africa and then became the leading advocate of peaceful reconciliation under Black majority rule, died on Sunday in Cape Town. He was 90. The cause of death was cancer, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation …

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South Africa’s FW De Klerk Dies At Age 85 [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: FW de Klerk, the former president of South Africa and the last white person to lead the country, has died at the age of 85. Mr de Klerk, who was also a key figure in the nation’s transition to democracy, had been diagnosed with cancer this year, a spokesman said. He was head of state between September …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Winnie Mandela Dies At Age 81

The BBC reports: South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says. Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades. …

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