Gambia's Former President Stole Almost $1bn Before Fleeing The Country

Former President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh

The Guardian: Gambian ex-president ‘stole almost $1bn before fleeing country’

Yahya Jammeh accused of orchestrating huge theft of government funds.

Yahya Jammeh, the former president of the Gambia, orchestrated the theft of almost $1bn (£760m) from his country before his flight into exile two years ago, investigative reporters have alleged.

The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) said it had reviewed thousands of leaked documents that detailed how government funds had been looted over 22 years.

Jammeh, a former military officer who seized power in a coup in 1994, fled into exile in early 2017 after losing an election.

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WNU Editor: Another sad example of corruption in Africa.

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