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Obituary: South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu

One of South Africa's giants in the fight against the apartheid regime in the 20th century, Desmond Tutu remained a critical voice in the country's politics throughout his life.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died on Sunday aged 90, was one of South Africa’s most important Nobel Laureates and a tireless opponent of apartheid.

  • Adrian Kriesch
  • Deutsche Welle

In April 1993, South Africa was a powder keg. Three years earlier, after decades of oppression of the black population, President Frederik Willem de Klerk had announced reforms.

Many political prisoners, among them Nelson Mandela, were released, and their parties and organizations were no longer…

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