Desmond Tutu Passed Away

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28 December 2021 Current Affairs:Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, died on December 27, 2021, at the age of 90.

Highlights:

  • Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in South Africa to end racial discrimination. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997 and had surgery.
  • Tutu was subsequently admitted to the hospital several times for treatment of infections and other ailments. He was the first black Anglican archbishop in South Africa.
  • He lobbied for sanctions against White-minority governments using his international profile.
  • Between 1996 and 1998, he was the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The commission’s goal was to bring past injustices to light.
  • Desmond Tutu was an Anglican bishop and theologian from South Africa. He was well-known as a human rights activist and anti-apartheid activist. Between 1985 and 1986, he served as Bishop of Johannesburg. 
  • After that, he was named Archbishop of Cape Town. In both cases, he was the first black African to hold the position. He was a man with many layers and opposing tensions. 
  • He was devoted to preserving African courtesy traditions. In 1984, the Nobel Committee awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as a “unifying leader figure in the campaign to end apartheid in South Africa.”

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