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Gambia Quits Commonwealth After President Slams Colonialists

Gambia withdrew from the Commonwealth, a group of mainly former British colonies, saying it won’t accept any form of foreign domination.

The termination of the West African nation’s membership takes effect immediately, according to a government statement broadcast yesterday on state-owned Gambia Radio and Television Service. The decision was announced five days after President Yahya Jammeh criticized former colonial powers for prescribing democracy, human rights and good governance on the continent.