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Uganda’s PM and Commonwealth SG agree to support youth development

Kampala, Uganda | THE COMMONWEALTH |  Youth development topped the agenda as the Prime Minister of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda, met with Secretary-General Patricia Scotland in Kampala, ahead of the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting that starts on Monday. The pair exchanged views on how countries can overcome the challenge of youth unemployment and …

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After Rwanda, now Togo looks to join the Commonwealth

Lome, Togo | AFP | Diplomatic talks and visits by experts are gathering pace in Togo as the former French colony looks to follow another Francophone nation and join the Commonwealth. Rwanda joined the 52-member bloc in 2009, 14 years after Portuguese-speaking Mozambique became the first member never to have had …

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Chelangat 10th in Commonwealth Youth Games 1500m final

 Sarah Chelangat  ??  10th in 1500m final at Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas  #BahamasCYG2017 Nassau, Bahamas  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s Sarah Chelangat finished 10th in the final of the girls 1500m Commonwealth Youth Games on Thursday. She finished in 4.26.88, well outside her personal best in the 1500m of 4:21.62 set …

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Commonwealth Games seek new 2022 host after Durban debacle

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Commonwealth Games chiefs said Monday they were looking for a new venue for the 2022 edition after announcing scheduled hosts Durban had failed to meet “key obligations”. Last month, South Africa sports minister Fikile Mbalula indicated the government might withdraw its financial support because …

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Kadaga: End gender violence in elections

Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Rebecca Kadaga has urged fellow legislators to help end violence targeted at women during elections. She said there are many incidents of women being  victims of election related violence compared to men, which indicates that women are often targeted not necessarily because of their …

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Review of the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP)

Review of the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) Location: Home-Based, plus travel Closing date:  (****today) 10 June 2016 (7pm) Contract duration: 45 consultant days Fee: £22,500 fee, plus travel expenses APPLY HERE (CLICK)   Share on: WhatsApp

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Commonwealth adopts new Charter

By Ronald Musoke The Commonwealth has adopted an historic charter as part of a wide-ranging package of reforms for the 54-member association that brings together mostly nations and territories of former British colonies and protectorates. While publicizing the new charter on Dec. 19, the Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma and the …

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