Desmond Tutu

For Desmond Tutu's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Commentary / World Sep 26, 2011

The end of AIDS is within reach

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last month has demonstrated that anti-retroviral treatment can prevent the spread of HIV, in addition to saving those infected from sickness and death. Armed with this new data, President Barack Obama should lead the world ...

Commentary / World Mar 23, 2011

A time to demonstrate solidarity with Japan

PRAGUE — The shattering earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 have wrought devastating physical damage — aggravated by the threat of a nuclear disaster — across the country's northeastern coastal areas, and have rekindled grave fears in the only country to ...

Commentary / World May 29, 2010

Political murders are killing justice in Russia

PRAGUE — The death of Eduard Chuvashov, a judge killed in cold blood April 12 in Moscow, is another in a long and growing list of murders perpetrated on those in Russia who try to seek justice for the victims of crimes — an ...

Commentary / World May 3, 2008

African Union has a role to play in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — Although the Chinese ship that was carrying arms to Zimbabwe, the An Yue Jiang, has reportedly turned back, we don't know where else President Robert Mugabe's military and paramilitary forces may be acquiring weapons. In light of the escalating violent repression of the ...

Commentary / World Jan 8, 2007

South Africa has lessons for haunted states

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa is now beginning to contemplate the retirement of Thabo Mbeki, its second president since the end of the apartheid era. So this is a particularly opportune moment to look back and assess our achievements, note our failures and ...