Tue, Nov 26, 2013 - Page 8 News List

Taipei’s messy gunboat diplomacy

By Sidi Sanneh

Unlike the US$10 million in cash that Jammeh demanded from the Taiwan with the specific request that a receipt was not needed — which was refused — the Export-Import Bank was receipted and the goods and services invoiced, and thus should be easily identified.

We hope the government of Taiwan will make this information public so that the matter can be pursued. The Gambian people deserve to know what is being contracted in their name by a regime that has now been shown to be both corrupt, and therefore undeserving to be shielded from public scrutiny.

Sidi Sanneh is a former foreign minister of the Gambia. The original of this article was posted on his blog on Friday last week.

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