Africa

Being a ‘troublemaker’ in Ghana: verify, verify, verify
Will Fitzgibbon · October 28, 2019

Don’t pretend to know it all, says experienced investigative reporter Emmanuel Dogbevi, from Ghana. “It’s all about a learning attitude.”

Press Freedom Fears After West Africa Leaks Reporter Convicted in Benin
Will Fitzgibbon · August 25, 2019

A journalist who exposed the offshore accounts of a corporate titan has been fined and given a suspended jail sentence under a new digital media law.

Uganda, Mauritius, and Kenya: What’s life like as a reporter?
Zshekinah Collier · July 25, 2019

We spoke with three of our partners from Uganda, Kenya and Mauritius about what press freedom was like at home – and the challenges they overcome.

Watch: How Mauritius Leaks got started (and what we found)
Scilla Alecci · July 23, 2019

It was a whistleblower that helped kickstart our Mauritius Leaks investigation after we reported on the region for Paradise Papers. Our African…

Probed, sacked and ignored: how countries reacted to West Africa Leaks
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2019

The region’s biggest collaboration spurred some nations to act, while others remained silent.

'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.