News & Comment

23 November 2009

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Commonwealth accused of loss of 'moral leadership'

By Michael Holman in London and William Wallis in Accra

Commonwealth leaders gathering in Trinidad for Friday's summit have surrendered their "moral leadership" by failing to act on the crisis in Zimbabwe, according to a report published today. It also accuses the Commonwealth of ignoring conflicts between member states, backtzracking on a pledge to encourage democratic principles set out at a summit in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1991, and of failing to defend good government.

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