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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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Uganda’s Kaheru to monitor Gambia elections

The Commonwealth Observer Group  H E Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria, (Chairperson) Prosper Bani, Former Minister of Interior, Ghana The Hon Martha Karua, Former Minister of Justice, Kenya Robert Phiri, Executive Director, Public Affairs Commission, Malawi Hendrick Gappy, Former Chairperson, Electoral Commission, Seychelles Shyamala Gomez, Executive Director, Centre for Equality and …

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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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Ugandan scoops overall 2020 commonwealth youth award

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A Ugandan national Galabuzi Brian Kakembo has scooped the overall prize of the 2020 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for his work on transforming biodegradable plastics and organic waste into eco-friendly charcoal briquettes. Galabuzi is honoured for particularly setting up an enterprise to educate …

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Commonwealth faces uncertainty over leadership

Secretary General Patricia Scotland under pressure over awarding a £250,000 commission to a firm owned by her friend | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commonwealth is facing uncertainty over its leadership after its heads of government rejected calls for the secretary-general, Baroness Scotland, to be given an automatic second term, the …

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Undelivered CPC vehicles: Parliament to seek Attorney general’s advise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige says that Parliament will seek advice of the Attorney General William Byaruhanga on the undelivered vehicles for the recently concluded Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC). Uganda Radio Network-URN learnt that 12 vehicles including Executive Commuter Vans, Mini Buses and Executive …

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Commonwealth Conference: Two foreign MPs lose property

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police Force – UPF have revealed that two legislators from Tanzania and Britain lost their valuables at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference – CPC that concluded this week in Kampala. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga who declined to reveal the names of MPs whose property was …

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Commonwealth conference: MPs pledge to tackle rapid urbanisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Commonwealth legislators have underscored the urgent need to address the increasing rural-urban migration. Presenting a paper during a workshop on combating rapid urbanization and rural decline on Saturday, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in India, Hridaya Narayan Dikshit attributed the situation …

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