Commonwealth

 
LGBTI rights make gains despite hate
LGBTI rights make gains despite hate
Nearly 80 countries still have a total prohibition on same-sex relations. More than half of them are members of the Commonwealth and their homophobic...
Zuma returns from fractious Sri Lanka Commonwealth summit
Zuma returns from fractious Sri Lanka Commonwealth summit
President Jacob Zuma has returned home from his working visit to Sri Lanka, the presidency said on Monday.
Gambia slams west for 'concocting lies' about its human rights abuses
Gambia slams west for 'concocting lies' about its human rights abuses
The tiny west African nation, which is flanked on both sides by Senegal, on Wednesday stunned the 54-country bloc with the announcement it was...
Thatcher's death sparks mixed reaction in SA
Thatcher's death sparks mixed reaction in SA
Thatcher, the Conservative Party leader who took charge of Britain during a tumultuous post-war period and was reelected three times,...
Rwanda haunted by human rights abuses
Rwanda haunted by human rights abuses
Rwanda's suitability for Commonwealth membership this year has been questioned because of its human rights record.
Commonwealth focus shifts to climate change
Commonwealth focus shifts to climate change
The Commonwealth's biennial summit opened on Friday in Uganda with leaders focusing on climate change, a day after Pakistan, which is still under...
Bhutto issues ultimatum to Musharraf
Bhutto issues ultimatum to Musharraf
Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto threatened on Wednesday to lead a mass protest march to the capital unless President Pervez Musharraf...
Push to end ethnic strife in Kenya
Push to end ethnic strife in Kenya
Diplomatic efforts accelerated on Wednesday to resolve the crisis in Kenya, where post-election violence has threatened to escalate into tribal...
Commonwealth to decide on allowing Rwanda in
Commonwealth to decide on allowing Rwanda in
Commonwealth leaders are aiming to reach a decision by the end of the weekend on whether to make former Belgian colony Rwanda a new member, the...

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