See how offshore companies and accounts have been used to strip cash out of West Africa.
A new documentary reveals the challenges and triumphs of the West Africa Leaks investigation.
ICIJ’s African partnership coordinator talks about our unprecedented investigation in the region and how it came about.
West Africa Leaks is the largest-ever collaboration of journalists from West Africa.Read More
The 13 journalists who worked on the West Africa Leaks face everything from threats, law suits and intimidation.
Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings.
From Cape Verde’s white-sand beaches to Niger’s vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow.
Don’t pretend to know it all, says experienced investigative reporter Emmanuel Dogbevi, from Ghana. “It’s all about a learning attitude.”
The region’s biggest collaboration spurred some nations to act, while others remained silent.
ICIJ began the year investigating how wealth is being siphoned out of West Africa, and ended it with a global health care investigation. Which story was your favorite?
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