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Desmond Tutu, the rebel

Desmond Tutu, the former archbishop of Capetown, played a key role in ending apartheid and building the new South Africa. Held in almost as high esteem as Nelson Mandela, he has never been afraid of speaking out for his beliefs. In recent years, his wrath has been focused on the ANC - the ruling party headed by President Jacob Zuma.

Our reporters met Tutu and his family and witnessed his unique philosophy, charm and humour in the face of big questions facing the people he has fought long and hard to help.
 

By Stefan CARSTENS , Caroline DUMAY

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2017-07-13 Middle East

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2017-07-07 European Union

Poland’s love-hate relationship with the EU

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2017-06-30 Saudi Arabia

Women in Saudi Arabia: A long road to equality

In Saudi Arabia, women are considered second-class citizens. They cannot drive or travel without the authorisation of a male guardian: a brother, father, cousin or even a son....

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