Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the
Commonwealth, 16 days before the Prince of Wales
is due to open the club’s biennial summit in Sri Lanka.
President Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in the
West African state almost 20 years ago, became the first
leader to pull out of the Commonwealth unilaterally since
President Robert Mugabe chose to withdraw Zimbabwe in
Gambia government citing neo-colonial influence of the commonwealth issued a statement last night that announced l Gambia had “withdrawn its membership of the British Commonwealth and decided that the Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution and will never be a party to any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.”
(1)Do you support the claim by the eccentric Jammeh that the commonwealth is an extension of colonialism?
(2) Do you think Gambia will be the last to opt out of the commonwealth?