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Kenya polls come at a critical time, say Commonwealth observers Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Festus Mogae

28 February 2013

As Kenyans go to the polls to elect their leaders on 4 March 2013, Commonwealth observers have welcomed the positive steps undertaken by the country to build confidence in the electoral process, noting that these elections come at a critical time in the country’s history.

Commonwealth Secretary-General addresses UN Human Rights Council

28 February 2013

Kamalesh Sharma at the High-Level Segment of the Human Rights Council's 22nd session in Geneva

Kenya General Elections 2013: Arrival Statement Image of Kenya flag

28 February 2013

Arrival Statement

Commonwealth wishes Sir Ranulph Fiennes a speedy recovery Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba and Sir Ranulph Fiennes

27 February 2013

The Commonwealth wishes Sir Ranulph Fiennes a speedy recovery after the explorer had to withdraw from the first-ever Winter crossing of Antarctica after developing a case of frostbite.

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Nigeria for pre-CHOGM consultations

Release date 27 February 2013

London, 27 February 2013 - Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will pay an official visit to Nigeria from 4 to 7 March, his second as Secretary-General.

African prison officials attend human rights training

21 February 2013

The specially-designed course is encouraging leaders to make a difference in the prisons they manage

Statement by the Commonwealth Spokesperson on Fiji

21 February 2013

Commonwealth Spokesperson Richard Uku said today that the Commonwealth continues to monitor closely developments in Fiji, including those in relation to the registration of political parties and the development of a new constitution.

Commonwealth launches Africa Anti-Corruption Centre

Release date 21 February 2013

Botswana to host continent-wide initiative to combat ‘graft’

Statement by the Commonwealth Spokesperson on Zambia

20 February 2013

Some recent media reports have referred to a submission by the Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights in Zambia to the Commonwealth Secretary-General. Such a submission has indeed been received.

Former Botswana President Festus Mogae to lead Commonwealth Observer Group for Kenya Elections

Release date 20 February 2013

London, 20 February 2013 ‒ Former Botswana President Festus Mogae will lead a Commonwealth Observer Group to Kenya’s general elections scheduled for 4 March.