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Gambia leaves Commonwealth

UNWELCOME PROPOSITION:An official said the decision came after the Gambian government rejected a proposal to create commissions in Banjul to protect human rights

AFP, BANJUL

“We don’t need your aid because as far as I am the president of the Gambia, you will never see that happen in this country,” he said.

In January this year Jammeh accused the EU of trying to destabilize Gambia, after it set out a 17-point checklist of demands for reforms.

They included calls for Gambia to abolish the death penalty and to re-open newspapers and radio stations closed down by the authorities.

The president regularly insists that he will not bow to external pressures for reform.

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