Dalai Lama Unwelcome in South Africa

The Huffington Post

DONNA BRYSON | March 24, 2009 08:15 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG — The South African government said Tuesday that the Dalai Lama is not welcome here until after the 2010 football World Cup for fear that Tibet will overshadow all other issues.

Earlier Tuesday, organizers said a peace conference had been postponed indefinitely over South Africa's decision to bar the Dalai Lama from attending.

Organizers said they hoped to hold the event when the Tibetan spiritual leader who has clashed with China could attend and they hoped that would be before next year's World Cup. Read more.


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