I followed up on Atticus’ tip about the pharmaceutical factory. I was hesitant to publish my report, but I cannot turn a blind eye to the real corruption in this country. I will accept whatever consequences may come my way. Here’s the opening paragraph from my story. It hits the papers tomorrow:
10-year old Oliver Chamisa died overnight in his mother’s arms. For the past 2 weeks, his mother had treated him with artesunate, a highly effective anti-malaria treatment she purchased on the black market. It was these tablets, not the malaria, that killed the small boy.
25 kilometres southeast of Port Selao, APR soldiers stand guard outside a small factory where thousands of artesunate tablets are produced daily. All of it junk.