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Gambia withdraws from Commonwealth of Nations

Oct 3, 2013, 9:38 AM

The Government of The Gambia Wednesday evening announced that the country was withdrawing from the Commonwealth of Nations.

‘‘The General Public is hereby informed that the Government of The Gambia has left the Commonwealth of Nations with immediate effect,’’ a government statement said.

‘‘Government has withdrawn its membership of the British Commonwealth and decided that The Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution, and will never be a party to any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,’’ the statement added, without elaborating further.