Africa

‘Africa’s Satellite’ Avoided Millions Using A Very African Tax Scheme
Will Fitzgibbon · February 20, 2018

The companies behind the New Dawn Satellite channeled millions of dollars through offshore companies in Mauritius, one of the continent’s premier tax havens.

How to work on a high-tech global project with limited internet, phone connection
Will Fitzgibbon · February 13, 2018

For Burkina Faso reporter Yacouba Ladji Bama working on a collaborative, global project has some unique challenges with internet and phone reception less than perfect.

U.S. Obtains Swiss Bank Records For Congo Corruption Probe
Will Fitzgibbon · January 26, 2018

A Swiss court has confirmed ongoing criminal investigations into the businesses of Dan Gertler, an Israeli diamond dealer suspected of large-scale corruption in the Congo.

Paradise Papers Research Raises Questions Over Glencore’s $440m Congo Discount
Will Fitzgibbon · December 14, 2017

How did Glencore manage to get a $440m discount – the equivalent to a year’s education budget – in the Congo?

Calls For Inquiries As Politicians Exposed
Will Fitzgibbon · November 18, 2017

Revelations by media partners as part of the Paradise Papers have exposed the offshore dealings of some of Africa’s most powerful politicians and most profitable companies.

Nelson Mandela’s Offshore Trust Mystery
Will Fitzgibbon and Rob Rose · November 16, 2017

Paradise Papers files include revelations of a battle to control part of former South African president’s offshore empire.

Development Dreams Stand Still While Mining Money Moves Offshore
Will Fitzgibbon · November 8, 2017

A village hoped for a better life. Burkina Faso expected more tax revenue. Residents and officials said Glencore gave them neither.

Tax Haven Mauritius’ rise comes at the rest of Africa’s expense
Will Fitzgibbon · November 7, 2017

Companies are rushing to the island nation to benefit from secrecy and tax benefits.

Offshore Trove Exposes Piggy Banks of the Wealthiest
ICIJ · November 5, 2017

A new leak of confidential records reveals the financial hideaways of iconic brands and power brokers across the political spectrum.

Room Of Secrets Reveals Glencore's Mysteries
Will Fitzgibbon, Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier and 3 more · November 5, 2017

Law firm’s internal files reveal oil, mineral and grain trader Glencore signed secret deals and loaned millions to a high-risk business partner.