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Africa Investigates Archive

Africa Investigates is a podcast that showcases recent exposés into governmental, institutional, and corporate corruption across the continent. The program is produced by the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting along with World Policy Institute and funded by Open Society Initiative for West Africa.

Episode 6: Nigeria – An Oil Mogul’s Offshore Hideaways

Notorious Nigerian oil mogul and playboy Kolawole Aluko is one of the “Minister’s Men,” named in the Panama Papers leak as the owner of several offshore assets in the British Virgin Islands. More on the evidence that places Aluko and Nigerian Minister of Oil Diezani Alison-Madueke at the center of a scheme cheating the Nigerian government out of nearly $1.8 billion in oil sales. Read more>

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Episode 5: Double Offshoring

Nigeria is one of the top 10 sources of illicit financial flows throughout Africa, losing billions over the last decade to “double offshoring” tax evasion schemes. Khadija Sharife of the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting sheds light on the public cost of these corrupt financial systems. Read more>

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Episode 4: Corruption Costs Lives

Journalist Silas Gbandia appears on today’s episode of Africa Investigates to detail what made Musa Kallon and Jawei rise above the systemic corruption that plagues Sierra Leone’s public health infrastructure. Read more>

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Episode 3: “Fatal Extraction” Part II

Chris Roper delves further into a joint investigation by the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists into the misconduct of Australian mining companies operating in 13 African countries. Read more>

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Episode 2: “Fatal Extraction”

Australian politicians and business leaders have regularly claimed that their country’s reputation in African mining is untarnished. Host Chris Roper speaks with two journalists behind a new report exposing the misconduct of Australian mining companies that led to the deaths of 380 people over the last decade. Read more>

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Episode 1: “Evicted & Abandoned”

Since 2004, World Bank-financed projects have physically or economically displaced an estimated 3.4 million people. Host Chris Roper speaks with three reporters who worked on a cooperative investigation to find out how the World Bank continually fails to protect those it seeks to help. Read more>

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