African leaders steal over $50billion annually, says German parliament
This is Not news for the people who actually live in Africa. The misery is all around, and it is the source of economic depression, social disorder and conflict. Dictator Yaya Jammeh of Gambia claims he is a “Pan -Africanist” ( rightfully called ” The Manhattan Pan-Africanist” ), while his daughter, Mariam, attends the most expensive private high school in all of Manhattan, New York ( Lehman School), if not the entire United States, paying $82,000 a year! What an irony, ….Dictator Jammeh seized power violently, to stop ” rampant corruption”, and because senior servants were living “flamboyant lifestyles”, driving mostly used German cars, nad enjoying barbecues on weekends, in their own homes! Today, Jammeh owns a fleet of armored Rolls Royce Phantoms, while the only teaching hospital cannot afford pain killers, or maintain safe and working ferries that connect the Northern to the Southern half of the country! Only in Africa, some victims will try to rationalize this kind of predatory behavior against them, and he seeking another term in 2016, to extend the misery to 30years!
President Obama of the United States dare not send his daughters to that same school without generating public outcry and criticism for excess, even though he and his wife can afford it. Yet, in 2016 alone, an astounding 96% of high graduates ( those who have not hit the Backway yet to Europe) failed their exit exams in Gambia ( some 11,000 students)! And this did not even make news in the government propaganda media outlets!
What this means is that Gambian youths are unprepared to compete for the jobs of the future, or to compete with colleagues from the region, or Senegal. At that failure rate, which investor would want to risk it all in opening assembly plants, or factories, which such low basic math and analytical skills. Now even Gambian investors, much less foreign ( FDI) will not want to open companies where the average potential worker is not nimble with their minds or fingers. Yest, Dictator Yaya Jammeh’s imported wife , Zeinab, has business interests from Morocco, Monaco, Paris, Spain, to Michigan ( her family runs her businesses ). Zeinab’s frequent flyer -shopping spree miles will match, if not even surpass the diplomatic frequent flyer miles of the US Secretary of state, John Kerry. Please click below to read article.