West Africa Leaks

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.

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.

ICIJ’s 10 most-shared stories in 2018
Razzan Nakhlawi · December 30, 2018

ICIJ began the year investigating how wealth is being siphoned out of West Africa, and ended it with a global health care investigation. Which story was your favorite?

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.