Children's edition of 'Little Book of Joy' coming this fall
Books-Dalai Lama-Archbishop Tutu This cover image released by Random House Children’s Books shows "The Little Book of Joy" by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, releasing Sept. 27. (Random House Children’s Books via AP) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — A picture-book edition of a bestseller co-authored by the Nobel Peace Prize winners the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be published this fall. Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that “The Little Book of Joy” will come out Sept. 27, with Rachel Neumann and Douglas Abrams collaborating on the text, and illustrations provided by artist Rafael López. In 2016, Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama worked together on “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World,” which has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into more than 40 languages. “We are thrilled and honored that His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu created this book with us that brings their important message of joy directly to children,” Mallory Loher, executive vice president and publisher of “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World,” said in a statement.wftv.com
Fire burns South Africa's Parliament building in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — (AP) — Firefighters battled a blaze at South Africa's national Parliament complex on Sunday that sent a dark plume of smoke and flames into the air above the center of Cape Town. The fire started on the third floor of a building that houses offices and spread to the National Assembly building, where South Africa's Parliament sits, Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille said. “This is a very sad day for democracy for Parliament is the home of our democracy.”City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Jermaine Carelse said no injuries have been reported. The fire initially was concentrated in an old Parliament building located behind the National Assembly, De Lille told reporters earlier in front of the Parliament complex gates. Before announcing that the flames had advanced to the National Assembly building, she had said that firefighters “have the situation under control."wftv.com
A tense exchange highlights unsettled part of Tutu's legacy
South Africa Tutu Unsettled Legacy FILE - Desmond Tutu, left, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, shakes hands with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, right, on the second day of commission hearings on Nov. 25, 1997, in Johannesburg. It also speaks to perhaps the most unsettled part of Tutu’s stellar legacy, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. “In South Africa, where we had a military stalemate, that was clearly an impossible option.”Forgetting the past wasn’t viable either, he wrote. Tutu, on the other hand, was always a man of non-violence.”___Associated Press writer Andrew Meldrum contributed from Cape Town, South Africa. Torchia reported from South Africa for the AP from 2013 to 2019.wftv.com
A tense exchange highlights unsettled part of Tutu's legacy
Desmond Tutu was begging for an apology. “I beg you, I beg you, I beg you, please,” Tutu implored Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a 1997 hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that he chaired during its mission to expose the abuses of apartheid. The subject before the panel was Madikizela-Mandela's links to a gang known as the Mandela United Football Club, whose vigilantism and involvement in murder, kidnapping and assaults appalled the local community and other senior leaders of the resistance to white rule.news.yahoo.com
Tutu's advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of Africa
Tutu Africa LGBTQ Rights FILE - Women in Cape Town, South Africa, protest a sentence given to two men under Malawi's anti-gay legislation on May 20, 2010. Even within his own denomination, the Anglican Communion, there has been no continentwide embrace of LGBTQ rights. '”South Africa is the only African country that has legalized same-sex marriage, and its constitution protects against anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Gay World pageant – Louw Breytenbach of South Africa – was the parade’s grand marshal. He issued a statement reminding Ghana’s Anglican leaders that the global body of Anglican leaders had committed itself to opposing anti-LGBTQ discrimination and the criminalization of same-sex activity.wftv.com
Tutu's family gathers in South Africa for Cape Town funeral
CAPE TOWN — (AP) — Desmond Tutu's family members gathered at his Cape Town home on Tuesday in preparation for his funeral this weekend as South Africans honored his life. “Mommy is maintaining ... She is being surrounded with love,” daughter Nontombi Tutu told The Associated Press in front of the family home in the Milnerton area of Cape Town. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that Tutu’s requiem Mass Saturday will be a Special Official Funeral Category 1. He wanted no ostentatiousness or lavish spending,” the Tutu trust said in a statement. Cape Town's landmark Table Mountain, the Cape Town Civic Center, and an arch at the cathedral are all being lit up each night this week in purple in honor of Tutu's purple bishop's robes.wftv.com
Young South Africans learn of Tutu's activism for equality
South Africa Obit Tutu A woman is comforted outside the historical home of Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. South Africa's president says Tutu, South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and the retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, died Sunday at the age of 90. She said that Tutu’s death had inspired her to learn more about South Africa's history, especially the struggle against white minority rule. Anglican churches across South Africa will also ring their bells at noon this week and the Angelus prayer will be recited. Several services in South Africa are being planned to honor Tutu's life, as tributes came in from around the world.wftv.com
1st U.S. gay bishop remembers Tutu's generosity, kindness
South Africa-Tutu-First Gay Bishop FILE - Gene Robinson is applauded after his investiture as the Episcopal Church's bishop of New Hampshire at St. Paul's Church in Concord, N.H., on Sunday, March 7, 2004. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire was excluded from a global Anglican gathering because of his sexuality, Desmond Tutu, who died Sunday, came to his defense. Robinson, who in 2003 became the U.S. Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, said Sunday he has been trying to live up to those words ever since. "There was probably at that time, and maybe still, no one better known around the world than Desmond Tutu. Tutu, Robinson said, used his own experience of oppression to understand and empathize with others.wftv.com
1st U.S. gay bishop remembers Tutu's generosity, kindness
In 2008, when the Right Rev. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire was excluded from a global Anglican gathering because of his sexuality, Desmond Tutu, who died Sunday, came to his defense. “Gene Robinson is a wonderful human being, and I am proud to belong to the same church as he,” Tutu wrote in the foreword to a book Robinson published that year. Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice, died at age 90.news.yahoo.com
Desmond Tutu: Tributes pour in after death of South African anti-apartheid leader
Desmond Tutu Former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu takes up his position as visiting professor in post-conflict societies at Kings College London on January 14, 2004 at the university's campus in central London. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images, File)Politicians, civil rights leaders, religious leaders and others took to social media to mourn the passing Sunday of South African anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Desmond Tutu was a patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead. “Archbishop Desmond Tutu was entirely dedicated to serving his brothers and sisters for the greater common good,” the Dalai Lama wrote. … With his passing away, we have lost a great man, who lived a truly meaningful life.”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 31 Desmond Tutu through the years 1980: Archbishop Desmond Tutu at a conference in London.wftv.com
South Africa's local vote will gauge support for ruling ANC
South Africa Local Elections People queue outside a polling station in Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. As South Africa holds crucial local elections, the country has been hit by a series of crippling power blackouts that many critics say highlight poor governance. Around 26 million South Africans are registered to vote in the elections and results are expected beginning early Tuesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa cast his vote in the township of Soweto in Johannesburg and emphasized the nation's progress since overthrowing apartheid. But his ANC party, which has been in power since 1994, has been criticized for not doing enough at a local level to improve the lives of millions of poor South Africans.wftv.com
South African municipal vote to gauge support for ruling ANC
JOHANNESBURG — (AP) — South Africans are voting on Monday in local government elections that will offer an indication if support for the ruling African National Congress has rebounded after seeing its popularity wane in recent years. These are the sixth municipal elections since the end of apartheid in 1994. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa cast his vote in the township of Soweto in Johannesburg and emphasized the nation's progress since overthrowing apartheid. South Africans have struggled with an unreliable electricity grid for years, while adequate housing and sanitation remain major problems for many in Africa's most developed economy. Tutu and his wife Leah urged South Africans to exercise a democratic right that was denied to millions of Black people during apartheid.wftv.com
Mural of South Africa's Desmond Tutu is fixed for his 90th
South Africa Tutu A wall mural, depicting Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, is restored by the artist Brian Rolfe after it was defaced, in Cape Town, South Africa Thursday Oct. 7, 2021. As South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, Tutu turns 90, recent racist graffiti on the wall mural portrait highlights the continuing relevance of his work for equality. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht) (Nardus Engelbrecht)CAPE TOWN, South Africa — (AP) — As South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu marks his 90th birthday Thursday, a portrait of him recently defaced by racist graffiti has been restored by the artist, who added a celebratory message. “I wanted to thank him for who he is and what he has done for South Africa,” he said. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his campaign of nonviolent opposition to South Africa’s system of white minority rule.wftv.com
South Africa's Desmond Tutu turns 90 amid new racist slur
South Africa Tutu FILE — In this March 12, 2008 file photo, Former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, reacts with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, left, in Johannesburg, South Africa, As South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu turns 90, recent racist graffiti on a portrait of the Nobel winner highlights the continuing relevance of his work for equality. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe/File) (Themba Hadebe)CAPE TOWN, South Africa — (AP) — As South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu turns 90, recent racist graffiti on a portrait of the Nobel winner highlights the continuing relevance of his work for equality. Often hailed as the conscience of South Africa, Tutu was a key campaigner against South Africa's previous brutal system of oppression against the country's Black majority. After South Africa achieved democracy in 1994, he continued to be an outspoken proponent of reconciliation, justice and LBGT rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his campaign of nonviolent opposition to South Africa’s system of white minority rule.wftv.com
South Africa's Tutu gets jab to help start inoculation drive
Virus Outbreak South Africa Vaccines Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu gestures after receiving a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, May 17, 2021. South Africa has started its mass vaccination drive with the goal of inoculating nearly 5 million citizens aged 60 and above by the end of June. South Africa has said it intends to inoculate nearly 5 million citizens aged 60 and above by the end of June. South Africa now has nearly 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, after receiving a delivery of 325,260 doses of the vaccine on Sunday night. By the end of June, the country expects to have received 4.5 million Pfizer doses and 2 million of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Mkhize said.wftv.com
Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan share new Archie photo, call for vaccine equity on his 2nd birthday
Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan share new Archie photo, call for vaccine equity on his 2nd birthday Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa. >> RELATED STORY: Happy birthday, Archie! We’re joining Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in calling on vaccine manufacturers to provide additional vaccine doses to COVAX to help ensure vaccine equity for all. >> RELATED STORY: Prince William, Duchess Kate launch official YouTube channel“Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today,” read a tweet from Queen Elizabeth II’s official account. 🎂📸 Chris Allerton pic.twitter.com/HwvTBzphJu — The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) May 6, 2021Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today.wftv.com
Happy birthday, Archie! Son of Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan turns 2
Happy birthday, Archie! Son of Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan turns 2 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa. >> Read more trending newsArchie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is celebrating his second birthday Thursday. >> RELATED STORY: Prince William, Duchess Kate launch official YouTube channel“Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today,” read a tweet from Queen Elizabeth II’s official account. 🎂📸 Chris Allerton pic.twitter.com/HwvTBzphJu — The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) May 6, 2021Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today.wftv.com
Africa welcomes COVAX doses but warns against ‘selfishness’
“It’s a concern, and everyone is talking about it.”The East African nation of 45 million people was receiving under 1 million vaccine doses — 864,000. It’s the first batch of a total of 18 million COVAX doses for Uganda, but when all will arrive is not known. While the COVAX initiative was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries receive COVID-19 vaccines, it has faced delays and limited supply. And Nigeria began its vaccination campaign after Africa’s most populous country received almost 4 million doses. AdThe COVAX delays have pushed other African countries to seek more doses elsewhere, including via bilateral deals that can be unfavorable.
Prosecutor son seeks father's release in fatal Brink's heist
Andrew Cuomo for clemency for Gilbert, one of the oldest and longest held inmates in New York state. Four decades later, advocates for the 76-year-old inmate’s release include San Francisco’s chief prosecutor, the son left behind at 14 months old when both his parents were arrested. Boudin ran a progressive campaign in which he said visiting his parents Kathy Boudin and Gilbert in prison showed him the criminal justice system was broken. Hanchar contends Gilbert helped plan a crime that left a lasting hole in the lives of the slain men’s families. Shakur was convicted of leading a group responsible for a series of armed robberies in New York and Connecticut, including the Brink’s heist.
NYC cathedral gunman's note says he planned to take hostages
New York police officers move in on the scene of a shooting at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in New York. A man was shot by police after shots rang out at the end of a Christmas choral concert on the steps of the Manhattan cathedral Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. at the church which is the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and seat of its bishop. The note was first reported by NBC New York. In the note, the law enforcement official said, Vasquez wrote he did not expect to make it home.
Virus deaths top 600,000 as cases rise in SAfrica, Australia
China confirmed 13 new cases in the northwestern city of Urumqi on Sunday, while South Korea reported less than 40 additional cases for a second straight day. The number of confirmed infections worldwide has passed 14.2 million, out of which 3.7 million are in the United States. Local governments in India continued to reimpose focused lockdowns in several parts of the country following a surge in cases. Iran has the Middle Easts worst outbreak with more than 270,000 confirmed cases. In Bangladesh, confirmed cases surpassed 200,000 but experts say the number is much higher as the country lacks adequate labs for testing.
Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away
Health workers wait to screen people for COVID-19 symptoms at a temple in Mumbai, India, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)JOHANNESBURG South Africa was poised on Saturday to join the top five countries most affected by the coronavirus, while breathtaking numbers around the world were a reminder a return to normal life is still far from sight. Confirmed virus cases worldwide have topped 14 million and deaths have surpassed 600,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data, a day after the World Health Organization reported a single-day record of new infections at over 237,000. The country, however, remains the worlds most unequal, and health officials have warned that the pandemic will lay that bare. The two most populous states each reported roughly 10,000 new cases and some of their highest death counts since the pandemic began.
Prince Harry and Meghan sue UK tabloid over private letter allegations
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 25, 2019. (CNN) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are suing a UK tabloid over a private letter it published, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex alleging it was published illegally and edited selectively to hide "lies" the paper had told about the duchess. Harry added that "this particular legal action hinges on one incident in a long and disturbing pattern of behavior by British tabloid media. "I've literally just seen his statement so we're still digesting and we'll put out a statement soon," Wellington said. He would not comment on when The Mail on Sunday found out about the lawsuit, or on which law firm was representing the tabloid.
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Baby Archie delighted on his first official outing with his parents, meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday. Archie was a dead ringer for dad Prince Harry when he was younger, basking in the attention. Tutu gave Archie a kiss on his forehead during the meeting, while Meghan Markle bounced Archie to keep him content. Before leaving her meeting with Mothers 2 Mothers, the duchess donated bags of clothes from Archie and his friends to the organization. Meghan and Harry Share Sweet Kiss in South AfricaUnited Nations Unveils Statue of Nelson Mandela to Mark His 100th Birthday
Archie makes his debut on Meghan and Harry's South Africa tour
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 25, 2019. Marking his South African debut, four-month-old Archie met the beloved 87-year-old statesman when the family visited his legacy foundation in Cape Town. Footage posted to the official Sussex Royal Instagram account first revealed the much-anticipated moment -- to the delight of royal fans around the world. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex opened up to wellwishers at other engagements earlier this week about parenting Archie. Samoodien's sister, 61-year-old Nazli Edross-Fakier, told CNN that Meghan said that "Archie is the most calm, beautiful, easy baby."
Prince Harry and Meghan bring baby Archie to meet Desmond Tutu
The world got its first opportunity to really ogle the newest member of Britain's royal family on Wednesday, as Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, brought baby Archie along to meet a South African icon. Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, seemed genuinely overjoyed to meet four-month-old Archie as the royal family arrived for a private visit in Cape Town. Archbishop Desmond Tutu kisses baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor on the head as he is held by his mother, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a visit to the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa, September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with their baby Archie during a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah in Cape Town, September 25, 2019. Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and baby Archie, sit for tea and cake with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa, September 25, 2019.cbsnews.com
Most anticipated babies of all time
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 25, 2019. Archie's birth back in May was just one of the most anticipated births. Read on for more. Hide Caption