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Cape Town - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has once again been admitted to hospital, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation said on Wednesday.

Tutu, who turned 88 in October, has been admitted for a "stubborn infection", his wife Leah told the foundation.

The Nobel laureate has been hospitalised several times over the past few years for treatment of a similar condition.

Last year, Tutu spent his 87th birthday in a Cape Town hospital.

The anti-apartheid struggle stalwart had been hospitalised since late September.

Tutu has had prostate cancer for roughly two decades and has largely withdrawn from public life. 

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