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Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, who was at the center of Luanda Leaks, is now facing fraud charges in Angola.

Banks, prosecutors and the head of PWC have responded to our Luanda Leaks investigation in the past two days.

Isabel dos Santos created a shell empire to move tainted billions — lawyers, accountants and consultants made it possible.

Isabel dos Santos made a fortune at the expense of the Angolan people, Luanda Leaks reveals.

Our visual explainer shows you how Africa’s richest woman rose amid a country divided by war and rich in natural resources.

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Luanda Leaks

How two decades of corrupt deals made Isabel dos Santos Africa’s wealthiest woman and left oil- and diamond-rich Angola one of the world’s poorest countries.

China Cables

China Cables is an investigation into the surveillance and mass internment without charge or trial of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.

Mauritius Leaks

Multinational companies use the tiny tax haven Mauritius to avoid paying taxes to countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.

Bribery Division

A new investigation uses leaked files from inside a special unit of Brazilian firm Odebrecht to expose new details of prominent figures and massive public works projects embroiled in Latin America’s biggest cash-for-contracts scandal.

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