Highlights

Here is a selection of stories and investigations produced as part of the programme. Please check the French and Arabic highlights pages for articles in these languages.

FEATURED ARTICLE: Obey Manayiti - Porous borders: How Zimbabwe loses millions to smuggling syndicates

Obey writes about Zimbabwe's potential lost millions in revenue due to smuggling syndicates operating in the north-eastern border of the country. The article was published in Zimbabwe's The Standard, on 17 June 2018.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT: Gideon Sarpong - Missing Gold: How Ghana lost over $6 billion in gold export revenue to major trading partners

Gideon Sarpong writes about Ghana's reported losses due to gold smuggling.The article was published in iWatch Africa on 29 May 2018.

FEATURED ARTICLE: Richard Abbey - Illegal fishing ripping sector apart

Richard Abbey explores how illegal fishing is damaging a lucrative sector in his native Ghana. The article was published in the B&FT Online on 28 May 2018.

FEATURED ARTICLE: Obey Manayiti - The Chiadzwa underworld: How gems smuggling is thriving in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean journalist Obey Manayiti writes about diamond smuggling in his home country:The article was published on 11 March 2018 in The Standard (Zimbabwe).

FEATURED ARTICLE: Tehillah Niselow - Tech giants’ tax avoidance hurts South Africa’s media

Tehillah Niselow, writing in South Africa's Power 98.7, reveals how tech titans are not paying their fair share of tax in the country. Her revealing article was published on 27 June 2018.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT - Malawi: Rex Chikoko reveals losses from railway contract

Rex Chikoko, of The Nation, analyses the deal stuck between Malawi’s government and a Brazilian mining company, in which the country appears to have lost out.

Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative reported across Africa

The joint OECD and UNDP initiative, aimed at strengthening developing country tax audit knowledge, has been covered by journalists from Botswana to Nigeria.

Malawi: Grace Thipha examines mining revenue losses

Grace Thipha, of The Times in Malawi, writes about the country’s reported losses in potential revenue due to the tax regime offered to mining company Paladin.

Malawi: Collins Mtika reports on illegal timber trade

Writing for Malawi 24, Collins Mtika explores how Chinese investors, aided by Malawians, have been illegally harvesting and trading the country’s hard wood.

Liberia: Front Page Africa investigates National Oil Company’s failed license sale

Rodney Sieh, of Liberia’s Front Page Africa, exposes the National Oil Company’s inability to complete the sale of four oil licenses, worth millions of dollars to the country.