Gambia has said it is to leave the Commonwealth because it is a "neo-colonial" institution.
Well, that might be one less poo pile to concern ourselves with. I went on holiday there with some pals in '93. The Gambians were still twitchy from an earlier attempted coup. There were many signs of increasing Muslim influence but little evidence of Voodoo. Keeping well off the tourist tracks and getting to know villagers in the middle of bum f**k nowhere, I would have thought we might have noticed it. Anyway, let's hope that it reduces further the amount of our Taxpayers' money that funnels to the bank accounts of the local head sheds.
I wonder how much the rundown of the US manned space programme affected their annual income. The US owned satellite Comms facilities were extensive and NASA pretty well funded the "airport" as a Shuttle emergency landing ground.