Exclusive: South Sudan accused of COVID-19 corruption

Investigation uncovers multiple allegations of corruption in the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In this file photo from August 2020, a trainee reads a handbook on coronavirus prevention, at a training session for community health workers conducted by the national NGO 'Health Link' in Gumbo, on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan (File: Charles Atiki Lomodong/AP Photo]
In this file photo from August 2020, a trainee reads a handbook on coronavirus prevention, at a training session for community health workers conducted by the national NGO 'Health Link' in Gumbo, on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan (File: Charles Atiki Lomodong/AP Photo]

Threatened aid workers, an empty hospital, and a black market for COVID-19 tests.

An exclusive investigation by The New Humanitarian and Al Jazeera into South Sudan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has uncovered multiple allegations of corruption.

In this episode:

Sam Mednick, journalist (@sammednick), and Edmund Yakani, civil society activist and head of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization.

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Source: Al Jazeera

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