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Vol 44 No 23

Published 21st November 2003


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The Commonwealth, some say, is held together by its rows over Southern Africa. The latest, a rumoured move against giving New Zealand's Don McKinnon a second term as Secretary General, was later said to be a Zimbabwean plot. The story suggested African hostility to McKinnon, and that an unidentified Sri Lankan would stand. Colombo promptly denied it had a candidate and some African countries ­ including Tanzania and Malawi, which McKinnon was then visiting ­ said they backed him. So did Nigeria, host of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) due on 5-8 December.

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