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Gabon, Togo join Commonwealth at Kigali summit

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commonwealth has admitted Gabon and Togo as its 55th and 56th members respectively. Both countries are former French colonies. Leaders accepted applications by the two west African countries at the closing session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. It …

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CHOGM: Commonwealth leaders’ meeting starts in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of more than fifty Commonwealth nations gathered in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, Friday for the official opening of the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held under the theme, ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’. Presidents, prime ministers and their representatives …

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The Prince of Wales’ Opening Speech for CHOGM 2022

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The this 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is being held in Rwanda. Here he is the meeting opening speech by Charles, The Prince of Wales. ***** Your Majesties, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of The Queen, in this Platinum Jubilee Year, my wife …

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PICTORIAL: Museveni in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is in Kigali, Rwanda to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). He flew on a helicopter from Entebbe to Gatuna, then travelled by road to Kigali. It is his first visit to Rwanda since a security dispute …

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Foreign Affairs ministry wants CHOGM vehicle fleet replaced

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have told Members of Parliament that the fleet of vehicles used for transporting CHOGM dignitaries is no longer fit for purpose. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Vincent Bagiire, told the Foreign Affairs Commitee of Parliament on Thursday that the …

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Young people and politics

Why political parties must commit to letting them play a role in political leadership and decision-making | PATRICIA SCOTLAND | Young people around the world are waking up to a growing list of new and harsh realities. Trapped in the shadow of a relentless pandemic, many are being robbed of …

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How ISO boss sack helps Museveni, Kagame

It restores the Rwandan Bloc vote for Museveni in 2021 and smoothens CHOGM2021 preparations for Kagame COMMENT | SIMON KIMOYI | It is not far-fetched for Kigali to postulate that promoters of the Uganda-Rwanda conflict are top officers in the Ugandan security system, seeking to cause regime change in Kigali. …

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Trouble for Rukutana

Will `God’ forgive him again? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mwesigwa Rukutana, the Minister of State Minister for Labour who was arrested and remanded to prison on Sept.05 in relation to violence in the just concluded NRM parliamentary primary elections, is no stranger to the top and down of …

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