Africa Investigates

WORLD POLICY INSTITUTE  |  Podcast , ±22 min episodes every 7 weeks, 6 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
Africa Investigates showcases recent exposés into governmental, institutional, and corporate corruption across the continent. The podcast 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.

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Africa Investigates, Ep. 6: In 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. On the latest episode of Africa Investigates, the lead investigator on the case, Will Fitzgibbon of the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists details 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.

Africa Investigates, Ep. 5: Double Offshoring

Thanks to the country’s oil and gas industries, Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy. It is also one of the top 10 sources of illicit financial flows throughout the continent, losing billions over the last decade to “double offshoring” tax evasion schemes, established by international banks, the fossil fuel industry, and complicit Western regulatory regimes. On the latest episode of Africa Investigates, Khadija Sharife of the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting sheds light on the public cost of these corrupt financial systems.

Africa Investigates, Ep. 4: Corruption Costs Lives

When Ebola struck the Jawei Chiefdom in the Kailahun district of Sierra Leone, Paramount Chief Musa Kallon left no stone unturned in his efforts to rid Jawei of the disease. 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.

Africa Investigates, Ep. 3: "Fatal Extraction" Part II

On the latest episode of Africa Investigates, 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. Prosecutorial editor Heinrich Bohmke explains how he assisted reporters in making the most persuasive and legally justifiable case against those responsible for injustice while also offering impoverished victims the means to seek legal recourse.

Africa Investigates, Ep. 2: "Fatal Extraction"

Australian politicians and business leaders have regularly claimed that their country’s reputation in African mining is untarnished. On a new episode of Africa Investigates, host Chris Roper speaks with two journalists behind a transnational report exposing the misconduct of Australian mining companies that led to the deaths of 380 people over the last decade.

Africa Investigates, Ep. 1: "Evicted and Abandoned"

Since 2004, World Bank-financed projects have physically or economically displaced an estimated 3.4 million people — forcing them from their homes, taking some or all of their land, and damaging their livelihoods. On the inaugural episode of the Africa Investigates podcast, host Chris Roper speaks with three of the 50 reporters who worked with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), with assistance from the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) and The Huffington Post to investigate how the World Bank continually fails to protect those it seeks to help.

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