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Commonwealth admits Rwanda as 54th memberCommonwealth admits Rwanda as 54th member

The Commonwealth group of nations has admitted French-speaking Rwanda as its 54th member, a Commonwealth spokesman said on Sunday.

world Updated: Nov 29, 2009 20:58 IST

The Commonwealth group of nations has admitted French-speaking Rwanda as its 54th member, a Commonwealth spokesman said on Sunday.

The decision was taken by leaders of the group, most of them former British colonies, at a summit in Trinidad and Tobago. It marked the latest expansion of the Commonwealth following the admission in 1995 of Mozambique, a former Portuguese territory in Africa.