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news by category: Commonwealth

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Secretarial duties

The Commonwealth's next chief executive will take over in April 2008 and there are three strong candidates for the secretary general's job: Kamalesh Sharma, Indian High Commissione...

Talking up trade

Secretary General Don McKinnon's lobbying for trade reform at the Commonwealth summit in Malta (25-27 November) produced waves in the European Union, which he challenged to meet th...

The cost of Mugabe

Poor diplomacy allows the Zimbabwe row to weaken the Commonwealth and divide Africa

Like a slow-motion train crash, from 5 to 8 December Commonwealth leaders allowed a bad-tempered discussion on Zimbabwe to dominate their summit, ending in the continuation of sanc...

Don't RSVP

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 Gene...

Postponing the new order

Commonwealth heads have suspended Pakistan's military regime but balked at tougher action against others - until the next summit

Efforts to advance good governance and human rights ended in a Commonwealth fudge at the Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Durban, South Africa on 12-15 November. Calls for ra...

Enunciations from Edinburgh

Prime Minister Blair and Secretary General Anyaoku's attempts to reshape the Commonwealth were marred by political irresolution

In the confusion about the Commonwealth's role as democratic policeman during the Heads of Government meeting in Edinburgh (24-27 October), two significant voices encapsulated the ...

Democracy deficit

South African President Nelson Mandela, rushing from a crisis meeting on Zaïre, told off his colleagues for being late for meetings. He wants African governments to be prompter in ...

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