African oligarchs

Blaming only multinationals for the plunder of Africa’s mineral and other natural resources? Seeing all Africans, including their elites, as victims of ‘Western’ (or Chinese) exploitation? You won’t anymore after reading the chilling transnational investigation about to be released by our partners in the African Investigative Publishing Collective in partnership with Africa Uncensored.

A team of investigative journalists in seven African countries, ranging from the former socialist like Mozambique, to your run-of-the-mill dictatorship in Togo, up to ‘skyscraper’ Rwanda and the new South Africa under Jacob Zuma, explored how African  oligarchs combine political power with access to the state’s money flows to plunder their own countries.

The investigation aims to be a ‘prequel’ to the famous ‘Panama Papers’, that unearthed money reserves

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