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Monday 30/05/2016

The Best of African Investigative Journalism

Chronicle

#24

18/05/2016

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Wig Towers

Wig Towers

Chronicle #24 / by ZAM reporter

Meschac Gaba at Afrika 010. Rotterdam buildings, African headdress.

18/05/2016

Libya | Obama's failure

Libya | Obama's failure

Chronicle #24 / by Idris Akinbajo

The USA's mistake was 'not to plan for the day after.'

18/05/2016

The Uneasy Truths Project

The Uneasy Truths Project

Chronicle #24 / by Evelyn Groenink

The six cross-border investigations done by AIPC-ZAM teams ​shatter some dominant narratives.

18/05/2016

Chronicle

#23

28/04/2016

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The Demonic Universe

The Demonic Universe

Chronicle #23 / by Anneke Verbraeken, Chief Bisong Etahoben, Fidelis MacLeva and Alberique Houndjo

Witches are real. They exercise political power in West African societies.

28/04/2016

The Ruby Plunder Dialogues

The Ruby Plunder Dialogues

Chronicle #23 / by Evelyn Groenink

The ruby company writes to ZAM about ‘gross distortions’ in our story about mining in Montepuez. ZAM responds.

28/04/2016

Hunting Season

Hunting Season

Chronicle #23 / by Lázaro Mabunda

It's two-and-a-half thousand dead rhinos vs. three-hundred-and-sixty-three dead poachers in the Kruger Park

28/04/2016

Chronicle

#22

12/04/2016

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Mining Company Annotates ‘Ruby Plunder’

Mining Company Annotates ‘Ruby Plunder’

Chronicle #22 / by Evelyn Groenink

After the publication of our fifth AIPC-ZAM investigation, titled ‘The Ruby Plunder Wars of Montepuez,’ ZAM received correspondence from Mr Brian Cattell, a consultant for Gemfields, which –as majority partner in the Montepuez Ruby Mining company- features prominently in the story.

15/04/2016

The Ruby Plunder Wars of Montepuez

The Ruby Plunder Wars of Montepuez

Chronicle #22 / by Estacio Valoi (Mozambique) and Gesbeen Mohammad (UK)

How villagers fight a mining pact from hell in the world’s richest ruby deposit.

12/04/2016

Ghana’s Batman

Ghana’s Batman

Chronicle #22 / by Evelyn Groenink

After his last undercover investigation, Ghana’s judicial authority sacked twenty-one judges and nineteen judicial service workers. A portrait of Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

12/04/2016

Chronicle

#21

05/04/2016

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The Good Civil Servants

The Good Civil Servants

Chronicle #21 / by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Theophilus Abbah and Benon Herbert Oluka

Conscientious officials and their fight against corruption.

05/04/2016

The Blackness of Jacob Zuma

The Blackness of Jacob Zuma

Chronicle #21 / by Evelyn Groenink

Mistrust of 'white capital' feeds the South African president's racial populism.

05/04/2016

Selfiedarity

Selfiedarity

Chronicle #21 / by Bart Luirink

Essay | Some activism does more harm than good.

05/04/2016

Chronicle

#20

31/03/2016

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Military Millionaires

Military Millionaires

Chronicle #20 / by Tshireletso Motlogelwa and Matteo Civillini

Presidential arms dealers and securocrats rule Africa’s ‘success story.’

31/03/2016

Remixing Cities

Remixing Cities

Chronicle #20 / by ZAM reporter

Visiting Kampala in the Netherlands.

31/03/2016

Nigeria | Driving on the Right Side

Nigeria | Driving on the Right Side

Chronicle #20 / by Pieter van der Houwen

In an act of defiance, Nigerians decided not to drive on the left side any longer. British colonialism was history.

31/03/2016

Chronicle

#19

22/03/2016

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The Siren Call

The Siren Call

Chronicle #19 / by David Dembele, Hamza Idris, Muno Gedi, Bram Posthumus and Kenya correspondent

Let down by ruling elites, it is difficult for youth in East and West Africa to withstand the ‘siren call’ of jihadi movements.

22/03/2016

South Africa's 'Watershed Moment'

South Africa's 'Watershed Moment'

Chronicle #19 / by ZAM reporter

The Nelson Mandela, Oliver & Adelaide Tambo and Ahmed Kathrada Foundations have called on South Africa's erstwhile liberation movement, now majority party, the African National Congress, to correct itself.

22/03/2016

Chronicle

#18

15/03/2016

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Feeding the Parasites

Feeding the Parasites

Chronicle #18 / by Zack Ohemeng Tawiah (Ghana) and Francis Mbala (DRC), with contributions from Janneke Donkerlo (Amsterdam, Geneva) and Erick Kabendera (Dar es Salaam)

How donor campaigns are setting the fight against malaria back.

15/03/2016

The Making of Uneasy Truths

The Making of Uneasy Truths

Chronicle #18 / by Evelyn Groenink

Seven teams of African journalists and Western colleagues unearthed hidden truths in the 2015 AIPC-ZAM investigations.

15/03/2016

Chronicle

#17

16/12/2015

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Mountains of Kong

Mountains of Kong

Chronicle #17 / by ZAM

Once the 'Mountains of Kong' crossed the African continent. A mountain range from the Niger river's source in West Africa to the White Nile in the east was drawn onto maps for more than a hundred years up until 1995.

08/02/2016

Special - No Hearts, No Minds

Special - No Hearts, No Minds

Chronicle #17 / by the African Investigative Publishing Collective

Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, and Somalia | The neglected strategy in the War on Terror in Africa

15/12/2015

Mali - A Report from Devastation

Mali - A Report from Devastation

Chronicle #17 / by David Dembele

The War on Terror destroyed some buildings that the jihadis had left standing and left the population destitute.

15/12/2015

Chronicle

#16

06/09/2015

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This publication is a journey into migrant communities in Johannesburg, Lagos, Glasgow and New York. Despite much being said about them, very little is heard from the African individuals building new lives and communities. This is the gap we want to fill.

03/11/2015

How to run a Nigerian NGO

How to run a Nigerian NGO

Chronicle #16 / by Elnathan John

An instruction manual for those who want a slice of the donor money pie.

06/10/2015

Chronicle

#15

18/08/2015

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Angola after Oil

Angola after Oil

Chronicle #15 / by Gustavo Costa

With no more oil money coming in, Angola’s rulers try to counter a winter of discontent by force.

18/08/2015

Parfum d’Existence

Parfum d’Existence

Chronicle #15 / by Lara Bourdin

Africa, Africans art exhibit in Brazil evokes slave trade, sugar cane liquor, missionary zeal and voodoo.

18/08/2015

A Malaria Arrest

A Malaria Arrest

Chronicle #15 / by Francis Mbala

DRC | Francis Mbala was investigating treatment facilities for malaria patients in Kinshasa. It got him arrested.

18/08/2015

Chronicle

#14

16/06/2015

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Review | The Essops’ Unrest

Review | The Essops’ Unrest

Chronicle #14 / by Cornelia Knoll

Brothers in photography, Hasan and Husain Essop, unveil the shadows of Cape Town’s past and present.

16/06/2015

Alliance Française

Alliance Française

Chronicle #14 / by Intagrist el Ansari

The French anti-jihadist forces’ new romance with Touareg rebels in the north is making Mali’s government very unhappy.

16/06/2015

Evil Medicine

Evil Medicine

Chronicle #14 / by Shaun Raviv

In the early 2000’s, two serial killers roamed Swaziland. Only one of them was human.

16/06/2015

Chronicle

#13

08/05/2015

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Country of Fear

Country of Fear

Chronicle #13 / by Ignatius Ssuuna

Assassinations and thug rule underpin president’s third term bid in Burundi.

08/05/2015

Unnamed Worlds and Burning Suns

Unnamed Worlds and Burning Suns

Chronicle #13 / by Bart Luirink

Images that won this years’ Contemporary African Photography Prize are full of gaps and wonder.

08/05/2015

The Diamond Connection

The Diamond Connection

Chronicle #13 / by Tshireletso Motlogelwa

Behind Botswana’s happy and prosperous image lie some disconcerting truths.

08/05/2015

Chronicle

#12

10/04/2015

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Child Abuse in the Name of Voluntourism

Child Abuse in the Name of Voluntourism

Chronicle #12 / by Anas Aremeyaw Anas/ZAM

Ghana’s undercover reporters expose a ‘mommy’ who starved orphans whilst making them clap and sing for ‘voluntourists’.

10/04/2015

Kinshasa Kidnap

Kinshasa Kidnap

Chronicle #12 / by Eric Mwamba

ZAM’s Congolese correspondent Eric Mwamba returned to his home country, the DRC, illegally, to investigate the link between corruption and war. Then he got kidnapped.

10/04/2015

Chronicle

#11

03/02/2015

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Undercover with Quack Doctors

Undercover with Quack Doctors

Chronicle #11 / by Anas Aremeyaw Anas with Rosemary Nwaebuni

Ghana | They defraud, kill and maim their patients.

03/02/2015

Born in Maiduguri

Born in Maiduguri

Chronicle #11 / by Evelyn Groenink

Nigeria | Some of Ahmad Salkida's childhood friends are now with Boko Haram.

03/02/2015

Chronicle

#10

18/11/2014

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Without Mandela

Without Mandela

Chronicle #10 / by Evelyn Groenink

A country starts reflecting on itself.

16/12/2014

Re-educating Fatima

Re-educating Fatima

Chronicle #10 / by Abjata Khalif

Kenya | Traditional families in ‘little Mogadishu’ reform their ‘westernised’ children by force.

18/11/2014

Chronicle

#9

09/09/2014

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Diamond Heights

Diamond Heights

Chronicle #9 / by ZAM Reporter

The winners of the photography contest POPCAP14 depict secluded young mothers, traditional elders, war survivors and children playing in the canals of a diamond mine.

07/09/2014

Fighting the Devils’ Land Grab Pact

Fighting the Devils’ Land Grab Pact

Chronicle #9 / by Chief Bisong Etahoben

How the people of South West Cameroon resisted sell-out leaders, corrupt politicians and land-grabbing businessmen.

07/09/2014

Review | Biafra Revisited

Review | Biafra Revisited

Chronicle #9 / by Lara Bourdin

Even if blander than the book, 'Half of a Yellow Sun' movie is a gripping tale of sisterhood and war.

07/09/2014

Chronicle

#8

25/06/2014

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The Rise of the Big Men

The Rise of the Big Men

Chronicle #8 / by Nnamdi Onyeuma

Nigeria | Investigation in Niger Delta reveals the businessmen behind the kidnappings.

25/06/2014

Comrade Sunny

Comrade Sunny

Chronicle #8 / by Christina Månsson

Interview | From activist to victim to consultant.

25/06/2014

Chronicle

#7

29/04/2014

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The saboteurs of good governance

The saboteurs of good governance

Chronicle #7 / by Ramata Soré

A small band of idealists are trying to save African peer review from corruption and nepotism

29/04/2014

The missing gold

The missing gold

Chronicle #7 / by Chief Bisong Etahoben

Officially, Cameroon produces only 2004 kilograms of gold per year. Unofficially, it's 180 000.

29/04/2014

Chronicle

#6

17/03/2014

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Hunting Season

Hunting Season

Chronicle #6 / by Lázaro Mabunda

It's two-and-a-half thousand dead rhinos vs. three-hundred-and-sixty-three dead poachers in the Kruger Park

17/03/2014

Chronicle

#5

22/01/2014

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Operation Rescue

Operation Rescue

Chronicle #5 / by Reece Adanwenon

Benin | How an undercover reporter was secretly smuggled back to safety

22/01/2014

Chronicle

#4

27/11/2013

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Essay | Less than a Mess

Essay | Less than a Mess

Chronicle #4 / by Bart Luirink

Strikes and protests show that South Africa is going in the right direction

27/11/2013

Report | The Desert Option

Report | The Desert Option

Chronicle #4 / by Emmanuel Mayah

West-Africa | Going through the Sahara and living to tell the tale

27/11/2013

Kalahari Catch-22

Kalahari Catch-22

Chronicle #4 / by Tshireletso Motlogelwa

Botswana | Mangled between development, the desert and international 'protectors'

27/11/2013

Chronicle

#3

17/10/2013

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Food Aid Becomes Food Trade

Food Aid Becomes Food Trade

Chronicle #3 / by Muno Mohamed Gedi

Somalia | The soup goes to the cattle, the rice to the traders

17/10/2013

Atheists Rise in Egypt

Atheists Rise in Egypt

Chronicle #3 / by Magdy Samaan

Two million unbelievers aren't scared anymore

17/10/2013

Chronicle

#2

10/09/2013

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Images of Power

Images of Power

Chronicle #2 / by ZAM Reporters

How a photograph stains your brain.

10/09/2013

The Predator State

The Predator State

Chronicle #2 / by Eric Mwamba

The secrets of the Congolese elite's wealth

10/09/2013

Circumcision ‘Light’

Circumcision ‘Light’

Chronicle #2 / by the Nugal Female Journalists Club of Garowe and Muno Mohamed Gedi

Somalia | “I only had a little cut and it doesn’t bother me”

10/09/2013

Chronicle

#1

25/06/2013

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Fertile Grounds

Fertile Grounds

Chronicle #1 / by Theophilus Abbah

Nigeria | Boko Haram reaps what state abuse and neglect have sown.

25/06/2013

Visible Children

Visible Children

Chronicle #1 / by Benon Herbert Oluka

How a community campaign in Uganda did what 'Stop Kony 2012' and US$ 2 billion aid money could not do.

25/06/2013

Chronicle

#0

spring 2013

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The Fairtrade chocolate rip-off

The Fairtrade chocolate rip-off

Chronicle #0 / by Forum for African Investigative Reporters

West-Africa | Expensive 'fair' chocolate does not benefit cocoa farmers

24/04/2013

Social Bandits

Social Bandits

Chronicle #0 / by Mohamed Kadir, Christophe Assogba, Theophilus Abbah and Charles Rukuni

The pirates, smugglers and corrupt tycoons who help develop Africa

24/04/2013

Africa in China

Africa in China

Chronicle #0 / by Pieter van der Houwen

African traders in Ghuangzou. Is Europe really yesterday's news?

24/04/2013