The Anglosphere's Newest Member
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  • David Frost

    Walter
    Even Homer nods. Rwanda joined the Commonwealth in November 2009, despite (as you rightly say) being a Francophone country with no formal link to the Anglosphere – and for the same reasons South Sudan wants to.
    Mozambique is the other country (this time Lusophone), for similar reasons, in southern Africa.
    Keep up a superb blog!

    • Walter Russell Mead

      The interns are being flogged even as I write.

  • Donald Potter

    Rwanda has in fact joined the Commonwealth and was a full participant at the heads of government meeting in Perth, Australia last week

  • MarkE

    What a great idea! Why couldn’t the United States start a commonwealth of American speaking countries?

  • Jonathan Klingler

    As a minor point, Rwanda is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. Along with Mozambique, it is one of two nations to be part of the Commonwealth and have no colonial ties to Great Britain. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8384930.stm

  • dearieme

    Yup, it’s an intern-national problem.

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