Jam­meh looted Gam­bia’s state cof­fers - Bar­row

Observer on Saturday - - News -

- Six months ago, busi­ness­man and po­lit­i­cal novice Adama Bar­row took power in Africa’s smallest main­land coun­try af­ter de­liv­er­ing a stun­ning de­feat against ex-leader Yahya Jam­meh, who had ruled bru­tally for 22 years.

When Bar­row fi­nally took power in The Gam­bia in late Jan­uary af­ter a pro­longed po­lit­i­cal cri­sis, the eu­pho­ria soon turned to the grim recog­ni­tion that Jam­meh had more or less cleaned out the na­tion’s cof­fers be­fore leav­ing for ex­ile in Equa­to­rial Guinea, he tells AFP in an in­ter­view.


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