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Perth pangs

The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Western Australia, at the end of October attracted 1,500 delegates, 80 of them from China. British Prime Minister Dav...


Progress in Port of Spain

Rwanda and India emerged as the winners from an unexpectedly productive Commonwealth summit in Trinidad on 27-29 November

The Secretary General, Indian veteran diplomat Kamalesh Sharma, skillfully orchestrated the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting into a cheerleading conference for the climate ...


Africa dons its Commonwealth cap

Africa has played a critical role in the Commonwealth since its Secretariat was launched in 1965 at Marlborough House, a royal palace provided rent-free by Britain's Queen Elizabet...


Friendly in Kampala

The form and content of the Commonwealth are changing. The growing interest in the economic role of an organisation whose members include some of the most dynamic economies in Asia and Africa coincides with the election of a Secretary General from Asia's second biggest economy, India. Commonwealth ties will be important next year when India organises its 'Year of Africa'.

The Commonwealth, as always, tried to present a new face at its Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kampala on 23-25 November, hosted by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni. The...


Mr Secretary Sharma

The competitors for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General were the dignified Kamalesh Sharma, 67, India's High Commissioner in London, and Malta's Foreign Minister Michael Fre...


Secretarial duties

Twenty prime ministers and sixteen presidents were present at the Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kampala, Uganda, on 23-25 November. Many Commonwealth states have non-execu...


Regal rivalry

The Commonwealth summit last week provided an unrivalled opportunity for local monarchists to promote their own political agenda through unabashed adoration of Britain's octogenari...


Africa moves up the agenda

Choosing a new secretary general, acting on Zimbabwe, admitting extra members and the probable appearance of several fresh leaders will keep the commentators busy at November's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting

President Robert Mugabe, leader of an already suspended Zimbabwe, walked out of the Commonwealth club at the end of the Abuja summit in 2003 and since then, the venerable body has ...


Old timers and first timers

In Kampala, all eyes will be on Gordon Brown, by then British Prime Minister for four and a half months. The new Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, David Miliband, and the Ministe...


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