IN PICTURES: How CHOGM 2022 went down

While the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) was postponed twice due to Covid-19 Pandemic, it finally happened in Kigali from June 19 to 25, and has been described as a success, at least by those who attended.

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In four forums; People’s, Youth’s, Women’s and Business, together with other side and social events, more than 4,000 people from all over the Commonwealth nations were in Kigali.

Below we chronicle CHOGM in pictures:

President Kagame and his counterparts touring the exhibition at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Kigali which was held at Kigali Conferences and Exhibition Village. Village Urugwiro

Flags of the Commonwealth member states hoisted in Kigali during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Photo by Craish Bahizi 

The Indian delegation pose for a picture on the first day of the Commonwealth Youth Forum.  Photo by Dan Nsengiyumva

The First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland pose for a photo with other officials at the Commonwealth Women’s Forum that took place at Serena Kigali Hotel. Photo by Craish Bahizi

Thousands showed up for the Kigali People’s Festival ahead of CHOGM at Kisimenti Car Free Zone ,one of  Kigali City’s recreational areas that hosted different events . Photo by Willy Mucyo

Delegates and locals attended the Kigali Night Run ahead of CHOGM. Photo Dan Nsengiyumva

Thousands of sports lovers including locals and delegates who attended the CHOGM  captured here stretching  their bodies  after jogging 5 km during the Kigali Night Run ahead of CHOGM. Photo by Dan Nsengiyumva

Some delegates take a selfie at the opening of a three-day Commonwealth Youth Forum that kick-started in Kigali on June 19. Photo by Dan Nsengiyumva.

The Indian  Gurdit Singh Vohra and Rehab Zeb Khan Youth representative of Pakistan seen here with  their flags at the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Kigali on June 20. Dan Nsengiyumva

The friendly CHOGM Cricket Exhibition match held Thursday, June 23, at Gahanga Cricket Stadium ended in favor of the Africa Select team  after beating Commonwealth Select team by 25 runs.The match attracted a number of delegates from all walks of life attending the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) who gathered at the oval.  Photo by Craish Bahizi

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on arrival in Kigali for the Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali. Photo by Olivier Mugwiza

The High Commissioner for Rwanda to the United Kingdom had a chat with Prince Charles upon his arrival for the Heads of Government meeting in Kigali. Photo by Olivier Mugwiza

President Kagame shares a moment with Prince Charles during the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) Heads of Government and CEO’s Roundtable  Kigali on June 23, 202. Photo by Village Urugwiro

President Kagame and other global and continental officials break ground for the construction of Biontech vaccine plant in Rwanda. Willy Mucyo

President Kagame and Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar who was invited as a special guest, arrive for the State Banquet on Thursday night. Photo by Dan Nsengiyumva

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s arrival at the state banquet by President Kagame. Photo by Dan Nsengiyumva

President Kagame flanked by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Patricia Scotland the Commonwealth Secretary General during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Retreat  Kigali, 25 June 2022. Photo by Village Urugwiro

Jeannette Kagame, the First Lady of Rwanda (Left) and Patricia Scotland the Commonwealth Secretary General at the opening of the Commonwealth Women’s Forum in Kigali on Monday, June 20, 2022. Courtesy

Thousands attended the Chop Life Concert on Saturday at BK Arena, which was the climax of the well-attended meeting. Photo by Dan Nsengiyumva

The Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting discussing matters affecting member states as well as collaborative climate, trade, and investment efforts. Courtesy

Leaders from 54 countries during the official opening of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali on Friday, June 24. Photo by Village Urugwiro

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