UGANDA THE GENERAL AND THE NAKED WOMEN

By Benon Herbert Oluka A transnational investigation in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Kenya and the DRC by the African Investigative Publishing Collective Uganda chapter Gulu Thursday February 16, 2017, 8 pm Outside Peyero bar on Gulu Municipality’s Langara road in north Uganda is a car which, by the last letter on its licence plate, belongs … Read more…

KENYA | GENTRIFYING KIBERA

By Ken Opala A transnational investigation in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Kenya and the DRC by the African Investigative Publishing Collective Kenya chapter Nairobi, March 2017 They had come, way back in the year 2000, to promise Lucianna Wanjiku, 58, that her mud shack in Soweto settlement in Kibera, Nairobi, -often called ‘the greatest slum … Read more…

THE OMERTA OF IVORY COAST

By Selay Kouassi A transnational investigation in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Kenya and the DRC by the African Investigative Publishing Collective Ivory Coast chapter “You won’t find anyone talking to you about these programmes,” says Amadi Sidiné, whose shop alongside the main road in Duékoué, among the street’s many vegetable stalls, sells everything from cans … Read more…

DRC | FUNDING EXPLOITATION

By Francis Mbala and Eric Mwamba A transnational investigation in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Kenya and the DRC by the African Investigative Publishing Collective DRC chapter KATUBA LUBUMBASHI, April 2017 At 43, ‘Maman’ Kalunga, as her relatives call her, is worried about the education of her children of 6 and 12 years old. It is … Read more…

CAMEROON | THE INVISIBLE TREES OF BAMENDA

By Chief Bisong Etahoben A transnational investigation in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Kenya and the DRC by the African Investigative Publishing Collective Cameroon chapter Bamenda, February 2017 “There were trees there,” says Patience Ndifor of the Society for Initiatives in Rural Development and Environmental Protection (SIRDEP) which receives funding from Germany, over the phone. “We planted them … Read more…

THE UGANDAN TRIBES WHO NEED THE GUNS

By Benon Herbert Oluka A transnational investigation by the African Investigative Publishing Collective The mini-arms races of the Karamoja Sitting on his three-legged stool at a watering point in Naput village in Moroto district, not too far from the Uganda-Kenya border, Moruita Lukotomoi says he once killed three men. “They had come to steal our … Read more…

SOMALIA | THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT HERE

By Muno Gedi A transnational investigation by the African Investigative Publishing Collective “I wake up every day ready to fight to survive” The Shebelle river flows into Somalia from Ethiopia, through the regional capital Beledweyne further into the Hiran region, down to Buluboorde and beyond. Many farmers tend crops of maize, wheat, millet and peas … Read more…

NIGERIA | HOW OIL ELITE ABANDONED THE FARMING LANDS

By Theophilus Abbah A transnational investigation by the African Investigative Publishing Collective “Lack of clear authority” left the time bomb ticking since the 1950s BENUE STATE, NIGERIA, February 2017 70-year-old Chief Godwin Onah, the paramount ruler of Agatu in Benue State, talks of the destruction of both his palace and his community. “I’ve been homeless … Read more…

GHANA | GHOST TOWN

By Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Ohemeng Tawiah A transnational investigation by the African Investigative Publishing Collective “We are in a national security crisis.” The road to Empaemu in Kwahu East district in Ghana has narrowed so that only motorbikes can pass. Ruins of homes made of mud and bricks have been washed away with no … Read more…

GREENER PASTURES

By Theophilus Abbah, Zack Ohemeng Tawiah, Benon Herbert Oluka, Muno Gedi and Anas Aremeyaw Anas A transnational investigation by the African Investigative Publishing Collective The war for grazing lands in Africa Nomadic cattle farming in Africa is often imagined as picturesque and idyllic. In reality, present-day nomadic cattle herders in the East and West of … Read more…