The government of Tanzania ordered the closing of two North Korean clinics in the major port city of Dar es Salaam on April 15, two months after RFA’s Korean Service aired a series of investigative reports on North Korean medical workers’ questionable practice in the African country.
The two-part series, aired in January and February, cited examples of dangerous malpractice by the North Korean medical workers in Tanzania.
Sources told RFA’s Korean Service that the South Korean ambassador to Tanzania met with the Tanzanian Minister of Health and showed him RFA’s investigative reports translated into English.
In June 2016, RFA exclusively covered a dispute between North Korean workers in Kuwait and their NK supervisors over wages. South Korea’s government responded to the report officially, saying the situation is owed to international sanctions imposed on North Korea.