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Kenyan elections “credible, fair and inclusive” – Chair of Commonwealth Observer Group

Release date 10 August 2017

John Mahama, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group in Kenya and former President of Ghana, has commended Kenyans for their patience in waiting for final election results.

President of Zambia and opposition leader agree to peaceful dialogue

Release date 9 August 2017

President Edgar Lungu and the opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema have agreed to engage in a peaceful dialogue to address the country’s political tensions.

Election 2017: The Commonwealth in Kenya

8 August 2017

Commonwealth observers are in Kenya for this month's elections which are being held at a pivotal point in the nation’s history.

Chairs of Observer Groups call for calm ahead of election in Kenya

7 August 2017

The leaders of election observer groups for the Commonwealth and the African Union (AU) held a joint press conference in Nairobi today.

Commonwealth helps Grenada position its economy for increased trade

7 August 2017

A new National Export Strategy (NES) will see the Caribbean state diversify and increase imports and exports between now and 2021

Secretary-General meets Zambian president and opposition leader

7 August 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has today met with President Edgar Lungu, main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and Catholic bishops after landing in Zambia yesterday for an official four-day visit.

Commonwealth youth worker alliance endorsed by governments

5 August 2017

A new international coalition of youth worker organisations has been endorsed by Commonwealth member governments.

Ministers pledge to mainstream youth priorities and address gap in financing

Release date 4 August 2017

Commonwealth governments have pledged to redouble efforts to “bridge the gap” in financing young people’s development, at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala.

Young leaders put forward innovative solutions to fund youth development

4 August 2017

A deficit in public spending on young people’s development should be plugged by new and innovative forms of financing including the promotion of social entrepreneurship, according to Commonwealth youth leaders.

Developing e-commerce to build Cameroon’s economy

3 August 2017

The Commonwealth is helping Cameroon explore ways to increase the benefits of e-commerce and digital trade as a tool for achieving its national development plan.