Paradise Papers

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.

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.

Chronicling how Wilbur Ross’s cookie crumbles
Sasha Chavkin · May 18, 2018

The hope was Wilbur Ross would solve a puzzle for this ICIJ reporter. He left little the wiser but with the image of a cookie imprinted forever in his mind.

Fossil fuel funds have unlikely investors: environmental icons
Sasha Chavkin · May 16, 2018

The latest dive into the Paradise Papers by U.S. reporters has discovered nonprofits making contradictory investments.

‘Kings of Steel’ pinballed by new Panama and Paradise Papers probe
Scilla Alecci · April 24, 2018

Global industrial giant Techint faces multinational money-laundering and bribery allegations spawned by investigations grounded in the Panama and Paradise Papers.

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.

Paradise Papers project 'a moment of peace' for journalists hit by quake
Sasha Chavkin · April 9, 2018

The 2017 disaster upended their newsrooms and their lives, but the team buckled down to complete the investigation.

ICIJ’s Paradise Papers wins award for innovation in watchdog journalism
ICIJ · April 9, 2018

The Paradise Papers investigation has been honored with a top prize at the IRE Awards, an international award for investigative reporting and editing.