In Remembering Tutu, South Africa Reckons With Lasting Challenges

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s death has reignited a public conversation about the state of the country’s reconciliation process and its democracy.

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Desmond Tutu Knew Justice Had to Include Forgiveness

Contemporary activists can benefit from Tutu’s ideas about restorative justice and strengthen their quest for fundamental fairness.

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Even in Retirement, Desmond Tutu Remained South Africa’s Moral Compass

The Nobel laureate retired from public life over a decade ago, but he continued to advocate social justice, gay rights and climate change.

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For Some South Africans, de Klerk Missed Chances for True Reconciliation

The last white president of South Africa helped bring an end to the apartheid regime, but for many citizens, he never went far enough to disavow it. He left a video apologizing.

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South African President Appears Before Corruption Investigators

President Cyril Ramaphosa is testifying about graft during his predecessor’s tenure, in what analysts have characterized as a battle for the soul of the governing African National Congress.

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How a Deadly Power Game Undid Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes

Myanmar seemed to be building a peaceful transition to civilian governance. Instead, a personal struggle between military and civilian leaders brought it all down.

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Dissidents First: A Foreign Policy Doctrine for the Biden Administration

A dissident is to a dictatorship what a bald fact is to an edifice of lies, the revelation of which causes the whole thing to crumble.

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Priscilla Jana, Lawyer Who Battled Apartheid, Is Dead at 76

Representing Nelson and Winnie Mandela among many others, Ms. Jana fought for equality in South Africa both in and out of the courtroom.

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George Bizos, Anti-Apartheid Lawyer Who Defended Mandela, Dies at 92

A champion of human rights, he represented his client and friend in the so-called Rivonia trial of leaders of the African National Congress in the 1960s.

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Jürgen Schadeberg, Whose Photos Chronicled Apartheid, Dies at 89

He gained rare entree into segregated Black communities and took pictures that bookended the career of Nelson Mandela.

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‘Strategic Empathy’: How Biden’s Informal Diplomacy Shaped Foreign Relations

President Trump is attacking his record on China. But for Mr. Biden, it’s part of a long history of befriending and sometimes confronting world leaders.

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Madeleine Albright: The Best Response to the Coronavirus Is Resilience

These are hard times, but we have seen worse. Courage, staying calm and counting on one another can get us through.

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