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S Sudan corruption hampers growth
Economic progress severely hindered as local officials are accused of stealing billions of dollars from state funds.
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 04:05

One year after South Sudan became an independent nation, the country's economic potential has been severely hampered by widespread corruption.

After President Salva Kiir accused local officials of stealing up to four billion dollars from state funds and promised amnesty if the money was returned, only about $60m of it has been given back. 

Nazanine Moshiri reports from Juba, the capital, on how corruption has affected development.

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