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  1. Gambia Abruptly Withdraws from the British Commonwealth

    In a move without precedent, President Yahya Jammeh’s government announced late Tuesday that it was leaving the now-53-nation group, about six weeks before a Nov. 16 summit in Sri Lanka. The move is far from the most shocking for a  leader who has rounded up “witches,” told his critics to “go to hell,” and declared that he has found a cure for AIDS. Or maybe Jammeh is simply insane. Gambia criticized the Commonwealth as “an extension of colonialism,” but critics posit that scrutiny over human rights violations prompted the withdrawal. 

    Sources: Telegraph, ABC

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