Commonwealth to send observers for Rwandan polls
The Commonwealth, which admitted French-speaking Rwanda as its 54th member last November, will send observers to the small central African state's August presidential polls, state media said Wednesday.
The announcement came during a visit by the Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba to the country for talks with President Paul Kagame, who is expected to seek re-election in the August 9 poll.
Radio Rwanda did not say how many Commonwealth observers will be deployed to the country.
Rwanda's admission was only the second time the Commonwealth had taken in a country with no ties to Britain's colonial past after Portuguese-speaking Mozambique joined in 1995.
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