Guyana has asked the UN's highest court to stop a Venezuelan referendum on the annexation of the Esequibo, half of its territory and its oil-rich offshore, a claim going back to colonial times.
Leaders of some 54 countries – from Africa, Europe, Asia, and Southern America – have converged on Kigali, Rwanda, until 25 June for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Philip Murphy, a professor of Commonwealth history (School of Advanced Study) examines the expectations and limitations of the Kigali conference.
A Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting scheduled to take place in the Rwandan capital Kigali in June has been postponed due to COVID-19, the organization said on Tuesday. A new date for the event, which takes place every two years, would be announced in due course, the body's London-based secretariat said in a statement.
Maldives ministry of foreign affairs announced on Friday its decision to quit the Commonwealth of Nations after the organization issued a warning to the country that it could be suspended because of its failure to promote the rule of the law and democracy.
Dominica-born Baroness Patricia Scotland began this week her job as Commonwealth Secretary-General, pledging to focus on several issues of concern to the Caribbean, including dealing with violence against women and the effects of climate change.