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
Through the power of collaborative reporting, ICIJ and its partners have been able to shed new light on the impact of tax avoidance, financial crime and corruption in West Africa.
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.
Attorneys for a journalist jailed in Benin for tweeting about a speech argue that the case sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom.
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.
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