ZAM Reporter

The 2015 AIPC-ZAM Investigations

AIPC and ZAM launch seven transnational investigations

The African Investigative Publishing Collective and ZAM are proud to launch their new series of seven transnational investigations.

The seven '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 the first 'TI', on how malaria aid is at risk of worsening the epidemic in Ghana, Tanzania and the DRC, here.

Watch this space for next releases in the new TI series.


African Investigative Publishing Collective members & international colleagues from the ZAM network (see for names of team members below)

Countries where reporting took place:

Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Uganda, DRC, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Botswana, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Netherlands

Partner media:

Cobra Eye (Ghana), The Watchdog (Uganda), Africa Uncensored (Kenya), Wealth Magazine (DRC), Daily Trust (Nigeria), The Weekly Post (Cameroon), The Business Weekly & Review (Botswana), Le Canard du Nord (Benin), Moz 24 (Mozambique), Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Amabhungane (South Africa), Sept.Info (Switzerland), JournAfrica (Germany), De Correspondent (Netherlands), Vrij Nederland (Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer (Netherlands), Luzes (Spain), Insight TWI (UK)

Team members

The Siren Call

David Dembele, Boubacar Sangaré (Mali)
Hamza Idris (Nigeria)
Bram Posthumus (Burkina Faso)
Muno Gedi (Somalia)
Kenya correspondent (name withheld for security reasons)

Feeding the Parasites

Zack Ohemeng Tawiah (Ghana)
Francis Mbala (DRC)
Janneke Donkerlo (Netherlands)
Erick Kabendera (Tanzania)

The Demonic Universe

Anneke Verbraeken (Netherlands)
Chief Bisong Etahoben (Cameroon)
Fidelis MacLeva (Nigeria)
Alberique Houndjo (Benin)

The Good Civil Servants

Anas Aremeyaw Anas (Ghana)
Theophilus Abbah (Nigeria)
Benon Herbert Oluka (Uganda)

The Ruby Plunder of Montepuez

Estacio Valoi (Mozambique)
Gesbeen Mohammad (UK)

Military Millionaires

Tshireletso Motlogelwa (Botswana)
Matteo Civillini (UK)

The Business of War (still in process)

Eric Mwamba (Kinshasa, DRC)
Elvis Katsana (Goma, DRC)
Anneke Verbraeken (Netherlands)

Coordination and (English) editing: 

Evelyn Groenink (ZAM)

Lay out ZAM:

Christina Mansson

Lay out AIPC website:

Stephen Wereko



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Tiger Eye (Accra), ZAM (Amsterdam)

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