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After Withdrawing 5 Years Ago Under Exiled President Jammeh, Gambia Rejoins The Commonwealth

West African country The Gambia has been officially accepted back into the Commonwealth as the 53rd country part after the nation pulled back in 2013 under now exiled ex-president Yahya Jammeh following 48 years.

The Commonwealth Secretariat respected The Gambia to the voluntary group on Thursday following a year’s re-application process propelled in February 2017 by the new president Adama Barrow who pledged to rejoin every one of the associations his antecedent had pulled back from including the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The Gambia is the fourth country to return to the Commonwealth after South Africa, Pakistan and Fiji.

Former President Jammeh who is currently in exile in the Equatorial Guinea described the group as a neo-colonial institution after he was called to order following several human rights violations in the country.

The Commonwealth is an international organisation made up of the United Kingdom, former British colonies, dependencies of those colonies and other countries with no relation to the British.

Do you think Gambia has just made a great decision?, considering the fact some African countries who are still members are weighing up options on whether they should leave the commonwealth or remain.


Written by How Africa

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