Archbishop Desmond Tutu Hospitalized In South Africa

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From CNN. Story by David McKenzie and Jethro Mulle.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu is being treated in a hospital for a persistent infection, his representatives said.

The 83-year-old, who has wrestled with health problems for years, was admitted Tuesday to a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, and is expected to remain there through Wednesday night.

Tutu, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts to end apartheid in his native South Africa, has remained active well into his 80s with the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and other organizations.

He previously underwent hospital tests for a persistent infection in 2013.

Last year, he canceled travel plans because of a long-running battle with prostate cancer.

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