Global Week in Review: Black Woman Discovers She Has Nazi Grandfather

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  • Palestinians Receive Rare Ruling
  • New Toxic Leak at Japan Nuclear Plant
  • Gambia Leaves Commonwealth
  • Somali Terrorists: It’s Not Over
  • Nigerian Students Shot in Sleep by Suspected Terrorists
  • Netanyahu Not Convinced of Iran’s Diplomatic Turn
  • Syrian Students Allegedly Killed by Government Attack
  • Accusations Abound in Kenya After Mall Attack
  • Jackson Not Allowed to Visit Gross
  • Guinea Waits for Results
  • Dozens Killed in Rush Hour Blasts
  • Venezuela Prison Search Uncovers Weapons, Drugs
  • Benedict XVI to Possibly Attend Pope Canonization
  • Crackdown on Dissidents Continues in Bahrain
  • Pussy Riot Member Hospitalized
  • My Nazi Grandfather Would Have Shot Me
  • Exiled in Pyongyang
  • Airplane Takes Fatal Nosedive in Nigeria

Gambia Leaves Commonwealth

“Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution,” said a statement announcing the West African nation’s recent withdrawal from the British Commonwealth. Although no reasons for Gambia’s leaving were revealed, the withdrawal comes amid a greater emphasis by Britain — Gambia’s former colonizer — on human rights and equality based on sexuality, reported the Guardian.

(Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Burton,Pool)

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