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Re-engaging with the Commonwealth? Gambia and Zimbabwe

April 16, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woburn Suite, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

A panel discussion on Re-engagement with the Commonwealth, in view of Gambia's formal resumption of membership, and the sharply differing case of Zimbabwe's possible re-engagement. Speakers will address the importance of individual national circumstances, diplomacy and processes of re-joining the Commonwealth as a declared values based association. Discussion will also highlight ongoing issues around human rights, including the current media landscape in both countries.

Chair:David White, Head, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, London

Gambia:Zeinab Badawi, Chair, Royal Africa Society, broadcaster, and commissioner, CHRI report Gambia's suitability for Gambia's re-entry to the Commonwealth

Alieu Ceesay, Coordinator, Campaign for Human Rights in The Gambia UK

Zimbabwe:Sue Onslow, Deputy Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies (co-author, with Martin Plaut: Robert Mugabe (Ohio University Press, 2018)

Knox Chitiyo, Associate Fellow, The Africa Programme, Chatham House; and President, the British/Zimbabwe Society.

Discussant:Professor Winston Mano, Head, Africa Media Centre, University of Westminster

Please note this is not an LIBG event, for enquiries see:

commonwealth.sas.ac.uk