Africa

Behind the scenes of the largest-ever West African journalism collaboration
ICIJ · July 10, 2018

A new documentary reveals the challenges and triumphs of the West Africa Leaks investigation.

'Doubt, doubt, doubt': Maxime Domegni on successful investigative reporting
Will Fitzgibbon · May 30, 2018

Togolese ICIJ member Maxime Domegni has to work from outside his country, but that doesn’t dampen his investigative spirit.

One Company’s Tax ‘Heaven’ Is Senegal’s Tax ‘Hell’
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2018

A lopsided tax treaty between Mauritius and Senegal means, with the right paper work, companies working in Senegal can avoid paying millions in taxes.

Why We Decided To Dig Into West Africa’s Offshore Links
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2018

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.

Introducing West Africa Leaks
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2018

ICIJ’s African partnership coordinator talks about our unprecedented investigation in the region and how it came about.

‘We are the enemies of our leaders’: Meet the journalists behind West Africa Leaks
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2018

The 13 journalists who worked on the West Africa Leaks face everything from threats, law suits and intimidation.

Wanted: Honorary Consuls For ‘Cash-Strapped’ African Nations
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2018

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.

Explore The Stories
Hilary Fung and Pierre Romera · May 22, 2018

See how offshore companies and accounts have been used to strip cash out of West Africa.

How Officials, Businesses and Traffickers Hide Billions Offshore
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2018

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.

Angolan tycoon’s frozen funds highlight KPMG’s role in offshore secrecy
Will Fitzgibbon · April 23, 2018

Mauritian authorities have frozen 91 bank accounts linked to investor Jean-Claude Bastos, a key figure from the Paradise Papers with close connections to Angola’s former leaders.