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The atmosphere at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting(CHOGM) soured on Saturday when leaders were warned that this year's summit would be remembered as a failure.
A commonwealth observatory team has arrived Yaounde, Camerounean capital to commence monitoring activities as the Camerounean election knocks and the presidential is billed to hold on October 9 this year.
Commonwealth is at an advanced stage of preparations for the monitoring of elections in Nigeria, Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba said on Wednesday at the end of a four-day visit to the West African country
Yet there are still countries that retain the death penalty. According to recent figures from Amnesty International, twenty-eight of the fifty-four countries of the Commonwealth retain the death penalty. Of the remaining twenty-four countries, fourteen have officially abolished capital punishment while nine have not carried out execution for over a decade and are considered to have a de facto abolition.