Gambia Withdraws From ‘Neo-colonial’ Commonwealth

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

The Gambian government has announced it is withdrawing from the Commonwealth, saying it will “never be a member of any neo-colonial institution.”
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

“The general public is hereby informed that the government of the Gambia has left the Commonwealth of Nations with immediate effect,” the government said in a statement issued on Wednesday, AFP reported.

“(The) government has withdrawn its membership of the British Commonwealth and decided that Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution and will never be a party to any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.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the decision.

The Commonwealth, a collection of 54 nations made up largely of former British colonies, was formally established by the London Declaration in 1949.

Gambia, a country in West Africa, is a tiny sliver of land wedged into Senegal.

Adapted From Press TV

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4 thoughts on “Gambia Withdraws From ‘Neo-colonial’ Commonwealth

  1. This is the best article i have ever read! I wish all countries in Africa could wake up and stand against the cursed people (the whites)… Enough is Enough… It is time black people realize who we are, once great, you will remain great! This is our History, watch the space..

  2. Africa needs to have Africans leading it, and taking control. African countries must abandon all these alliances that do not benefit it. and then Africa must hand its economy back to Africans. All over Africa you see foreigners in positions of power. Let African rise to the challenge. In Uganda, I want to one day walk on Kampala Road and see shops run by Ugandans and not indians who can not speak English.

    1. Why English and not an indigenous language or Swahili for that matter? We might have already forgotten our identity!

  3. The Gambia is now independent. It has left the common poverty. What does it lose by leaving? Bravo Gambians.

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