Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, delivered the observers’ interim assessment on 20 February, saying that, “once again these elections fell short of meeting key democratic benchmarks”.
A line-up of experts has been announced for the second Commonwealth conference dedicated to youth development work, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa from 8 to 10 March.
More than 15 million people are eligible to vote by the close of polls on Thursday 18 February, in the country’s third major elections since the restoration of multi-party politics in 2005.
The 'Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth' initiative provides an opportunity for all those living in the Commonwealth to join together and celebrate the association by flying the Commonwealth flag in a public space on Commonwealth Day.
As Commonwealth observers began deploying across Uganda, the group’s Chair, Olusegun Obasanjo, expresses hope that people will enjoy a peaceful and credible election on 18 February.
Government officials from Belize and private sector representatives will meet in February to discuss a new Commonwealth strategy to improve the country’s business services sector.
The Commonwealth’s flagship debt management system is set to play a “catalytic role” in facilitating Cyprus’s public debt management operations, one of the country’s chief officials has said.
A team of independent observers drawn from across the Commonwealth arrived in Uganda on 11 February to observe the coming elections.
The Secretary-General met with Dunya Maumoon, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives on 11 February in London.
The awards recognise outstanding young people under the age of 30 from Commonwealth countries whose work has significantly contributed to local, national, regional and global development.