The Elders

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Zimbabwe Bars Carter, Annan, Mandela's Wife

Ex-prez, Annan aimed to work on humanitarian crisis

(Newser) - Zimbabwe has denied Jimmy Carter, former UN chief Kofi Annan, and the wife of Nelson Mandela entry to the country to review its humanitarian crisis, Reuters reports. Even the support of former South African president Thabo Mbeki, who's been trying to mediate an end to the ongoing political stalemate, wasn’... More »

'Elder' Carter Not Taking Any Guff in Darfur

Ex-prez shouts at minders trying to keep him from refugees

(Newser) - Soft-spoken Jimmy Carter threw down today with Sudanese security officials who told him he couldn't meet fearful refugees, hollering "We're going to anyway!" and threatening to tell their president on them. The ex-president is touring Darfur, with a group of fellow diplomatic rock stars called "the Elders,... More »

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