About

Mission

The African Investigative Publishing Collective is an association of veteran investigative journalists who have dedicated their working -and often also private- lives to the exposure of wrongs in their societies. It is inspired by a commitment to dig deeper, unearth injustice and uncover truths in the public interest, that is, in the service of democracy, transparency and development.

Besides a commitment to justice struggles in African countries, the collective also assumes a duty with regard to justice struggles internationally and globally. The AIPC’s first and foremost objective is to place African investigative stories on the international agenda. This is for two reasons: firstly, because it can only benefit our continent if international role players receive more in-depth information about our countries and struggles; secondly, because our own leaders, dependent as they are on international support, care more when their deeds are exposed internationally. Consequently, informing international narratives will likely have an impact on social change in our own societies.

We declare ourselves ready to engage on our stories with fellow African and international colleagues; with aspiring ‘associates’ who can call on us for mentoring; with ‘foreign’ media and the public anywhere.

Projects

Transnational Investigations: the new series

The African Investigative Publishing Collective is proud to launch its new series of transnational investigations.

The 'TI's', on subjects ranging from terror to malaria to witchcraft were conducted over the second half of last year and the first months of 2016. They span sixteen countries, of which thirteen in Africa and three in Europe.

A total of twenty-four journalists (eighteen from Africa and six from AIPC partner ZAM's European network) delved into under-explored realities and came up with surprising conclusions.

Find out how malaria aid has worsened the epidemic in Ghana; how politicians are extorted by 'witches' in Cameroon and how a General has partnered with a multinational to plunder gemstones in Mozambique. Read about Botswana's rising securocracy and about heroic civil servants who fight corruption from within. Understand how the War on Terror, as it is conducted now, only leads to more terrorism in Kenya and Mali.

Read the African Investigative Publishing Collective's new Transnational Investigation series on the home page.

The projects, involving a total of twenty-four journalists, were all headed by an AIPC member. Editorial support for the investigations came from ZAM (www.zammagazine.com) whilst the projects were made possible financially by OxfamNovib.

Eighteen media worldwide are co-publishing the stories.

Partners

ZAM ( www.zammagazine.com ) is an online platform for African investigation, creation and inspiration. Investigative journalism is one of its main focus areas. ZAM shares the AIPC's mission of placing African investigative journalism on international agenda's and actively assists the AIPC in doing so. It also provides editorial support for AIPC members' stories and facilitates a narrative format that is geared towards international marketing.

Tiger Eye PI (www.tigereyepi.org) is one of the leading national and international private investigation agencies, Tiger Eye PI will provide you with a comprehensive range of professional and discreet services flexible enough to suit your own personal requirements and budget – whatever difficulties you are experiencing in your personal or business life, we will be able to provide a cost effective solution, whatever the case. Every Private Investigator employed by us, is highly experienced, professional and extremely discreet, ensuring that you receive the very best service.