US Removes Gambia From Trade Agreement

December 24, 2014 7:12 PM

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Activists have praised the U.S. government's decision to remove Gambia from a trade agreement, apparently in response to human rights abuses.

The White House announced late Tuesday that it is terminating the West African nation as a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act. No specific reason was given, but countries can be removed for human rights violations.

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