Mozambique | Journalist team’s two days of terror

When investigative journalist Estacio Valoi, known for his reports on plunder of natural resources in northern Mozambique, went to report on the situation in conflict-ridden and desperately poor Chitolo village, he and his team found the road blocked by soldiers upon their return. What followed was a day and night of terror for the team … Read more…

AIPC Calls for Support for Estacio Valoi After Military Detention.

THE AFRICAN INVESTIGATIVE PUBLISHING COLLECTIVE aipc@investigativecollective.com +233 247 1111 06 December 20, 2018 UPDATE: Estacio Valoi and team released, risks remain. AIPC starts campaign to help. In the morning of Monday, December 17, 2018 we received a message from Estacio Valoi – our colleague journalist and AIPC exco member in Mozambique – that after a … Read more…

THE PLUNDER ROUTE TO PANAMA

Chronicle #32 | By Maxime Domegni, Eric Mwamba, Francis Mbala, Estacio Valoi, Lawrence Seretse, Evelyn Groenink, and Correspondent Rwanda and Burundi How African oligarchs steal from their countries The Panama Papers revealed that numerous African politicians have stored wealth in off-shore accounts. But how did the money get there? A transnational team of reporters in … Read more…

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…