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Gambia Pulls Out Of Commonwealth by olumidaie(m): 7:58pm On Oct 03, 2013
The president of Gambia, Yammeh has withdrawn Gambia from the COMMONWEALTH. The Autocratic Ruler, who took over power in a coup in 1994, justifies his stance claiming the Commonwealth is "a form of neo-colonialism".

Opposition have claimed that they have is more to his abrubpt withdrawal. Britain ties with Gambia's has steadily been hitting the rock, especially their opposing to human right. The Gambian president recently executed 40 prisoner.

The British government hasn't officially responded to the action; but an inner spokeperson has responded that the British government and Commonwealth would miss Gambia and any Nation that tour the route of withdrawal.

The Gambia president responded in the U.N. that whosoever oppose his stance can "go to hell".


Fellow Nairalanders and Concerned citizens, what is your take on this? Do you feel Nigeria and any other African country should follow Gambia? Is his act actually necessary? What implication does it have on Gambia and Africa as a whole?


Let's discuss this topic.
Re: Gambia Pulls Out Of Commonwealth by gidjah(m): 8:10pm On Oct 03, 2013
sometimes I really get worried ova d enslaved nature of african countries in ds web fraud called united or common whealth nation stuff, . apart from promoting leudness, lopsided equity, gayism, & other societal ills, can some persons help me enumerate d contributions n impact ds common money nation on nigeria!
Re: Gambia Pulls Out Of Commonwealth by BabaEleko(m): 8:14pm On Oct 03, 2013
Arrogance is the beginning of one's downfall.
Re: Gambia Pulls Out Of Commonwealth by HezronLorraine(m): 8:45pm On Oct 03, 2013
Let them withdraw.it's a body of ex-british colonies.it is not a British Organisation.Member states agreed to come together under the umbrella and status of ex-colonies to make the commonwealth.
This is just a stunt to criticis the UK who has been at the forefront of human rights promotion worldwide.The Gambia which recently executed in-mates amidst calls for reforms and opposition.

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