Yemen's Saleh leaves legacy of war and corruption

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's former president, was killed by Houthi rebels on Monday amid a growing conflict between him and his former allies. Saleh, took over North Yemen in 1978, and became president of the whole republic after its two halves were united in 1990. He was the only man to serve as president of a unified Yemen.

But his reign was also defined by charges of corruption and mismanagement: At the onset of the country's uprising, Yemen was one of the poorest countries in the world, with widespread unemployment and persistent inflation, its billions of dollars in oil revenues embezzled or wasted. Forty percent of Yemen's population lived on less than $2 a day.

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdelhamid reports.

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Source: Al Jazeera English,
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