The 2015 AIPC-ZAM Investigations

Bill Gates is not making malaria better, but worse. The fight against terror is creating more and more terrorists in East and West Africa. Witches are no fairy-tale creatures: they operate powerful mafia-type rackets in Cameroon and other countries. Ruthless elites in Mozambique treat villagers far worse than a multinational company ever could. Good civil servants risk their lives fighting corruption in Ghana and Nigeria. These are some of the conclusions of the six cross border investigations carried out by ZAM's partners in the African Investigative Publishing Collective.

We published the individual stories separately in former newsletters. Now, as a grand finale, we present them together. Click on the links for the 2015 AIPC-ZAM transnational investigations.

1. The Making of Uneasy Truths

Seven teams of African journalists and Western colleagues unearthed hidden truths in the 2015 AIPC-ZAM investigations.

2. Feeding the Parasites

How donor campaigns are setting the fight against malaria back.

3. The Siren Call

Let down by ruling elites, it is difficult for youth in East and West Africa to withstand the ‘siren call’ of jihadi movements.

4. Military Millionaires

Presidential arms dealers and securocrats rule Africa’s ‘success story.’

5. The Good Civil Servants

Conscientious African officials and their fight against corruption.

6. The Ruby Plunder Wars of Montepuez

How villagers fight a mining pact from hell in the world’s richest ruby deposit.

7. The Demonic Universe

Witches are real. They exercise political power in West African societies.

Photo: Bujumbura, September 2006. Burundi peacekeepers prepare for next rotation to Somalia. Photo: Rick Scavetta, US Army Africa, Creative Commons License 2.0