Accountability

Investigating the coronavirus: Regimes use public safety guise to repress rights
Scilla Alecci · April 2, 2020

Across the world, democracy watchdogs are warning that emergency measures aimed at quelling the COVID-19 outbreak are also turning into tools of repression.

EU states miss financial transparency deadline
Douglas Dalby · March 25, 2020

Most European Union members have failed to implement new measures designed to counter the corporate secrecy underpinning international money laundering.

Global coalition calls for safeguards to prevent looting of coronavirus relief funds
Michael Hudson · March 23, 2020

A leading anti-corruption group is urging U.S. lawmakers to include tough safeguards that will protect against “self-interested parties” in a proposed coronavirus relief bill.

Luanda Leaks sealed new Cape Verde banking law, minister says
Will Fitzgibbon · March 19, 2020

Cape Verde will close banks that serve only foreign customers, including one partly owned by Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos.

Investigating COVID-19: Virus testing in the US
Ben Hallman · March 17, 2020

Are you a government or health official, medical worker or someone else with a Coronavirus story to tell? Share your story with us.

Peru’s former first lady faces jail over Odebrecht corruption
Sasha Chavkin · March 12, 2020

Following Bribery Division, a Peruvian prosecutor requested three years in prison for former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia for alleged corruption connected with Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

World Bank amplifies accountability to communities affected by its projects
Sasha Chavkin · March 10, 2020

The World Bank is beefing up its accountability to communities who say they were harmed by World Bank-funded projects.

Luanda Leaks reveals thousands forced at gunpoint from fishing community at site of dos Santos project
Will Fitzgibbon · January 27, 2020

Residents driven from urban beach now live in wretched conditions by open sewers.

PwC head ‘shocked and disappointed’ by Luanda Leaks revelations
Will Fitzgibbon · January 21, 2020

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

Western advisers helped an autocrat’s daughter amass and shield a fortune
Ben Hallman, Kyra Gurney, Scilla Alecci and 1 more · January 19, 2020

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