Investigative journalism

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.

Western advisers helped an autocrat’s daughter amass and shield a fortune
Ben Hallman, Kyra Gurney, Scilla Alecci and 1 more · January 19, 2020

Isabel dos Santos created a shell empire to move tainted billions — lawyers, accountants and consultants made it possible.

Read the Luanda Leaks documents
Will Fitzgibbon and Mago Torres · January 19, 2020

We’ve published emails, contracts, organizational charts, meeting videos, loan agreements and more from our investigation into Isabel dos Santos.

‘I couldn’t do it alone’: Collaborating on Luanda Leaks
Amy Wilson-Chapman · January 19, 2020

We speak with three investigative reporters who worked on Luanda Leaks about the importance of collaboration on this global story.

From Colonization to Kleptocracy: A history of Angola
Antonio Cucho · January 16, 2020

Our visual explainer shows you how Africa’s richest woman rose amid a country divided by war and rich in natural resources.

Explore: How to build a business empire
Delphine Reuter, Mago Torres, Antonio Cucho and 4 more · January 15, 2020

See the scale and reach of Isabel dos Santos and Sindika Dokolo’s business empire. Watch it grow from 1992 to 2019 – and explore by country or industry.

About the Luanda Leaks Investigation
Fergus Shiel and Ben Hallman · January 15, 2020

As Isabel dos Santos tells it, she made her massive fortune through business acumen, grit and entrepreneurial spirit. Luanda Leaks reveals a dramatically different story about how she became Africa’s richest woman.

What is the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa?
Douglas Dalby · January 15, 2020

ICIJ received the Luanda Leaks documents from the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF).

How the world learned of China’s mass internment camps
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian · December 12, 2019

We’ve learned a lot about China’s mass internment camps since the first English reports were published in 2017. But there are still plenty of unanswered questions.

About the China Cables Investigation
Fergus Shiel · November 23, 2019

China Cables is an investigation into the surveillance and mass internment without charge or trial of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s Xinjiang province, based on leaked classified Chinese government documents.