Gambia leaves the Commonwealth

by Developed Africa 7. October 2013 09:00

Last Thursday, 3rd October, Gambia announced on State TV that it has decided to leave the commonwealth.

No reasons were given other than that the Gambian government considers the institution of the commonwealth to be "neo-colonial", the statement given stated that the government had:

decided that The Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution and will never be a party to any institution that represents an extension of colonialism"

For more comments on the move and thoughts on why it happened:

Gambia to leave the Commonweatlh | The Telegraph

Profile of the Commonwealth | BBC 

Gambia pulls out of 'neo-colonial' Commonwealth | Reuters

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