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March 8, 2010

Religion
A Conversation with Desmond Tutu

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative connects religious and congregational leaders, scholars, and thinkers with CFR’s resources on U.S. foreign policy and provides a forum for this communit…

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September 15, 2011

China
Dalai Lama Visa Issues for Desmond Tutu’s Eightieth?

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (R) greets South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 18, 2004. (Lyle Stafford/Courtesy Reuters) The Dalai Lama has applied for a So…

Dalai Lama Visa Issues for Desmond Tutu’s Eightieth?

October 5, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation Honors Archbishop Tutu

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced on October 4 that it is making a “one-off extraordinary award” of U.S. $ 1 million to Desmond Tutu, the retired archbishop of Cape Town, “in recognition of his lif…

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Chairman of The Elders, listens to Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy who was speaking over a monitor from Myanmar, during a discussion regarding humanitarian leadership at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, September 21, 2011.

October 22, 2019

Nigeria
Nigerian Art Continues to Make Waves

A work by the late Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu fetched $1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction in London on October 15. The painting, “Christine,” is a 1971 portrait of the Caribbean-origin American wife of a missionary. After her death, the portrait hung on the wall at her family’s home. Unaware of the origin of the piece, a stepson eventually reached out to Sotheby’s to see if it had any value. 

A women looks at the painting "Christine," by Ben Enwonwu.

April 19, 2018

Puerto Rico
The Oversight Board’s Latest Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico is Still Too Optimistic

The power is off in Puerto Rico, again. It may not be restored for a day or two. Puerto Rico obviously has yet to fully recover from Maria’s devastation. Tax revenues this fiscal year are off by o…

The Oversight Board’s Latest Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico is Still Too Optimistic

March 15, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa's Billionaires

Sub-Saharan Africa Has Fourteen Billionaires, eight of whom are in South Africa and seven of whom are white.

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September 19, 2017

Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi: Notably Absent from the Opening of the UN General Assembly

As the Myanmar military attacks the Rohingya minority, the country's female leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has done little to stop the violence. The harsh lesson from it all: women leaders do not always p…

A placard with the picture of Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of crimes against humanity, is seen at a rally near the Myanmar embassy during a protest against the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims minority by the Myanmar government, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 8, 2017.

June 11, 2019

United States
Leveraging Multilateralism to Prevent Conflict: A Conversation with The Elders

The Elders, an independent group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, work to address challenges of peace-building, inequality, exclusion, and injustice in a rapidly changing world. Mary Robi…

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March 10, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Yet Again, No Mo Ibrahim Prize Awarded

In February, the Ibrahim foundation announced that, yet again, it would not be awarding it’s famed Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billiona…

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December 23, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
A ‘White’ Homeland in South Africa

South Africa is a notoriously divided nation. There are eleven legal languages and four races with degrees of legal recognition (Indian/Asian, Black, Coloured, and White). Though Black Africans are a…

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