Africa

‘Outrageous, unjustified:’ Lawyers take journalist’s imprisonment to the UN
Will Fitzgibbon · March 25, 2020

Attorneys for a journalist jailed in Benin for tweeting about a speech argue that the case sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom.

Portuguese ‘super judge’ orders total seizure of dos Santos assets
Douglas Dalby · March 17, 2020

Judge Carlos Alexandre has ordered the seizure of all Isabel dos Santos’ assets in Portugal, including lucrative stakes in various companies and luxury properties.

How Isabel dos Santos went shopping in Mauritius for shell companies, secrecy and a tax dodge
Will Fitzgibbon · February 25, 2020

The dos Santos brewery masterplan hinged on one of the couple’s favorite business entities: shell companies. This time the couple turned to Mauritius the small island tax haven off the east coast of Africa.

Reporting beyond the Luanda Leaks documents
Scilla Alecci · February 4, 2020

A cross-border reporting “army” knocked on doors in Europe, visited hidden retailers in Sardinia, traveled to the Brazilian Amazon, and the French Riviera.

Angolan investment at risk as dos Santos-linked jeweler goes under
Kyra Gurney and Scilla Alecci · January 29, 2020

Geneva-based de Grisogono’s main shareholders are Sindika Dokolo, Isabel dos Santos’ husband, and the trading arm of Angola’s state-controlled diamond agency.

Dos Santos’ businesses in Portugal, Cape Verde face new questions after Luanda Leaks
Scilla Alecci · January 28, 2020

Authorities in Portugal and Cape Verde are investigating companies and service providers linked to the African billionaire Isabel dos Santos.

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.

Soccer leaker Rui Pinto named as Luanda Leaks whistleblower
Douglas Dalby and Sydney P. Freedberg · January 27, 2020

Rui Pinto, the author of Football Leaks, has been named as the source behind Luanda Leaks.

Luanda Leaks stories from around the world
Kyra Gurney · January 23, 2020

From Brazilian real estate to Swiss jewelry, read all the headlines from Luanda Leaks stories from dozens of ICIJ’s media partners around the world.

How Africa’s richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire
Sydney P. Freedberg, Scilla Alecci, Will Fitzgibbon and 2 more · January 19, 2020

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