Leaders of the 50-nation Commonwealth promised to promote democracy and just government in a declaration relaunching the largely Third World organization. The declaration did not threaten sanctions against authoritarian governments within the Commonwealth. The leaders of Britain and its former colonies agreed to the declaration at a retreat in Victoria Falls, midway through a weeklong biennial summit. The leaders also agreed to end travel and other restrictions against South Africa.
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