An analysis from Swaziland:
Prior to the country severing ties with Taiwan, it has been gathered that some multimillion dollar Mainland Chinese companies were issued with licenses to explore Gambia's potentials of drilling oil. Some couple of millions of dollars has already been deposited into a foreign bank account, in which Jammeh and his Secretary General and Presidential Affairs Minister Momodou Sabally are the co signatories to the offshore drilling bank account. In fact, they have started messing with that money.This one made it into the Taipei Times as well. Gambia President's statements with some recent history of offshore oil exploration there are here. A US firm was given two blocks offshore last year. Taiwan-Gambia projects will go ahead as planned.
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