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Vol 42 No 6

Published 23rd March 2001


Gambia

Jumping Jammeh

Corruption and vote-rigging draw attention to the President's election plans

It is easy to break Western precepts of good governance and still haul in international aid. President Yahya Jammeh's regime shows how. In December, the International Monetary Fund relieved Gambia of debt worth US$91 million, despite worsening government corruption, rigged elections and the killing of 14 demonstrators last year (AC Vol 41 No 8). Now opposition parties are campaigning internationally for free elections and foreign governments are looking more closely at the Jammeh order.

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