Gambia Withdraws From ‘Neo-Colonial’ Commonwealth

Gambia’s government says the West African nation is withdrawing from the Commonwealth group of mostly former British colonies, saying it will not be a “member of any neo-colonial institution.”

The statement Wednesday did not further specify why the government is making the move now to leave the 54-member organization.

Britain and the European Union have for years been critical of Gambia’s human rights record and called on President Yahya Jammeh’s government to make …