Rwanda in Commonwealth

KIGALI - Rwanda has been officially admitted into the Commonwealth, following a decision taken at the organisation's summit at Trinidad and Tobago, a Rwandan government spokesman in Kigali said.

KIGALI - Rwanda has been officially admitted into the Commonwealth, following a decision taken at the organisation's summit at Trinidad and Tobago, a Rwandan government spokesman in Kigali said.

"My government sees this accession as recognition of the tremendous progress this country has made in the last 15 years," said information minister Louise Mushikiwabo yesterday.

A former colony of Germany and then Belgium, Rwanda is the second country after Mozambique without a British colonial past or any constitutional link to Britain to be admitted into the Commonwealth. - Sapa-AFP

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