Tag Archives: South Africa

  • Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hunger

    An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger due to a severe drought that is strangling wide stretches of southern Africa. ...

  • China strongly protests Tibetan leader’s visit to South Africa

    South African officials said China did not seem to appreciate that South Africa is a democracy, where the government does not have total control. ...

  • Tutu reaches Dalai Lama’s abode to meet long-time friend

    South African anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Saturday reached this north Indian hill station to meet his long-time friend and fellow Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama. ...

  • Dalai Lama accuses South Africa of ‘bullying’

    The Dalai Lama on Thursday accused South Africa of "bullying a simple person" after authorities there failed to give him a visa to attend a summit of Nobel peace laureates. ...

  • Nobel summit cancelled in South Africa after Dalai Lama visa row

    A global summit of Nobel laureates has been cancelled after the event was hit by a boycott over the South Africa's refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, peace prize winner Jody Williams said. ...

  • Six Nobel laureates boycott summit over Dalai Lama visa

    Six Nobel peace laureates will boycott a global summit in South Africa next month after the government refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, a spokeswoman said Thursday. ...

  • South Africa’s Zuma to respond to Dalai Lama requests

    President Jacob Zuma will respond to the 14 Nobel laureates who wrote to him asking for a South African travel visa to be granted to the Dalai Lama. ...

  • Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

    Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates have asked President Jacob Zuma to guarantee the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa, after the Tibetan spiritual leader was forced to abandon a trip to the country. ...

  • China praises South Africa over Dalai Lama visa row

    China on Friday thanked South Africa and praised its "correct position" for apparently denying a visa to Nobel Peace Prize winner and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. ...

  • Dalai Lama cancels South Africa trip amid visa row

    The Dalai Lama has cancelled a trip to South Africa for a summit of Nobel peace laureates, an aide said Thursday, reporting that Pretoria had denied him a visa in a bid to avoid angering China. ...