Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), November 2011
Africa / Asia

The Rhetorical Resurrection of the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), November 2011. Photo Source: Annaleise McDonough via Flickr Creative Commons.

Born from a postcolonial climate in which Britain sought to maintain influence in its former territories, the ‘Commonwealth of Nations’ is, for some, a continued legacy of imperialism. Yet, for an increasing number of politicians, the Commonwealth now represents …

Africa / Blog

Rwanda, 19 years after the genocide

The Ndera hospitals treats victims of the genocide (photo: Swissinfo)

Rwanda commemorated the victims of its genocide last month. 7 April marked 19 years since the first 7 000 Tutsis and moderate Hutu politicians were killed by Hutu gunmen on the first day of the genocide. Over the following 100 days, an estimated 800 000 …