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- Tutu, Desmond Born 1931. South African prelate. A leader in the antiapartheid struggle, he became a prominent advocate of international economic sanctions against South Africa. He won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize.
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- n. A poisonous New Zealand shrub, Coriaria ruscifolia. See Coriaria.
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- n. very short skirt worn by ballerinas
- n. South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)
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– Desmond Tutu: An Anglican archbishop and a leading anti-apartheid activist, Tutu is widely regarded as "South Africa's moral conscience" and chaired the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission when it was created in 1995 to discover and reveal past wrongdoing.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is stepping down from public life, as he celebrates his 79th birthday.
(Tutu is perhaps relying on the erroneous information in the New York Times and Washington Post above.) 8.
Desmond Tutu is a retired Anglican archbishop who played a lead role in South Africa's anti-apartheid movement.
Now Desmond Tutu is telling us it will be bad for Africa?
It turns out that Tutu is the second South African to receive the medal, Helen Suzman being the first.
Desmond Tutu is a shining example of the way truth can be combined with the quest for human rights, the way humor and humility can be mixed with righteousness, and I only pray that I may be worthy of his mantle.
Tutu is an honorary doctor of a number of leading universities in the USA, Britain and
The idealism of his parents was thus reflected in Tutu's upbringing.
The question has been raised whether the award of the Peace Prize to Desmond Tutu is to be seen as a judgement on the South African apartheid system.