Africa

'You have to work to get respect'
Will Fitzgibbon · April 16, 2019

We talk to Sandrine Sawadogo from Burkina Faso about the tough conditions she works in to report on some of the region’s most important stories.

Panama Papers helps recover more than $1.2 billion around the world
Douglas Dalby and Amy Wilson-Chapman · April 3, 2019

More than $1.2 billion has been publicly collected by governments around the world after the 2016 investigation, the Panama Papers.

Treaty to ‘dodge Kenyan tax’ deemed unconstitutional
Will Fitzgibbon · March 18, 2019

Kenya’s High Court has struck down a tax agreement with offshore haven Mauritius, a potentially significant precedent for other African nations’ efforts to staunch billions of dollars in lost revenue.

Panama Papers trail offers hope to West African villagers seeking compensation
Will Fitzgibbon · March 11, 2019

Lawyers hope the documents will force a foreign-owned company to compensate them for alleged pollution, forced removal, health complaints and human rights violations.

Implant tourism leaves patients in pain and far from their surgeon
Will Fitzgibbon · January 28, 2019

Medical tourism operators are luring patients to Africa for operations that leave them in crippling pain and with little more than WhatsApp messages for support.

Want to change how investigative journalism is done in Africa?
Ntibinyane 'Alvin' Ntibinyane · October 23, 2018

Here are 14 suggests to ensure nonprofit investigative journalism continues to hold power to account in Africa.

Panama Papers reveal offshore payments by Madagascar’s seafood king
Will Fitzgibbon and Edward Carver · October 11, 2018

Madagascar shrimp magnate has used a web of offshore companies to shuffle millions of dollars around in what experts say could be “tax avoidance 101”.

Defamation case could be a ‘killer’ for Namibia’s largest daily paper
Will Fitzgibbon · September 24, 2018

Namibia’s press freedom is at a crossroads as a lawyer fights Panama Papers coverage more than two years after the story was published.

Algeria launches money laundering probe on back of Panama Papers
Will Fitzgibbon · September 10, 2018

The government of Algeria has launched a money-laundering investigation based on information revealed by the Panama Papers.

Second Panama Papers Leak: Findings From Around The World
Will Fitzgibbon · August 16, 2018

Leaked Mossack Fonseca documents exposed the millionaire offspring of European and African officials, illicit campaign funding in Latin America, and more.