Boko Haram has proved resilient despite government’s crackdown on the deadly islamist group in the northern parts of Nigeria. But as that country’s government seeks to deal with the terrorism […]
As gunshots rang out in the background, then-Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed called his man in the United States. It was 2011, and fighting around Mohamed’s fortified location […]
Call for story proposals: Our fifth and final Transnational Investigation (TI) under the SIDA funded grant programme in 2013 will focus on “Women and Violence in Africa”, open to both male and […]
In the morning of July 1, this year, when five million residents of Dar es Salaam woke up to a life-time shock and couldn’t believe their eyes weren’t cheating. Some […]
The Obama administration turned to its top officials to tout democracy and political transparency for Egypt, a message that took on a hollow tone as the Egyptian military installed a […]
President Barack Obama has promised Africa “a new model of partnership” which moves beyond the provision of aid and is focused on increased trade and investment, including a multi-billion dollar […]
Cross Border Information’s African Energy Atlas 2013 has just come out. What does is tell us about the continent’s energy reserves, production and future prospects? This annual publication is largely […]
Call for story proposals: FAIR has created a partnership with the US based Oakland Institute (OI) to investigate specific cases of land grabbing in Africa. [Deadline: July 15] OI has pioneered […]
By Fiona Lloyd-Davies, for the Pulitzer Center, 13 May 2013 — At the top of a mountain, deep in the rock face, men are mining for cassiterite with the most […]
CALL FOR STORY PROPOSALS > China in Africa > Deadline Extended to 24 June 2013 > Apply Now! China is the world’s second largest economy, and its leading exporter in goods. It […]
CALL FOR STORY PROPOSALS: Trafficking in illicit goods, a term used by INTERPOL to describe all types of systemic illicit trade and financing, includes counterfeiting (trademark infringements), piracy (copyright infringements), smuggling, tax evasion and […]
CALL FOR STORY PROPOSALS: The ‘War on Terror’ (WoT) programme purports to sniff out, hunt and neutralise perpetrators of armed non-governmental attacks in countries such as Nigeria, Mali, Kenya and Somalia. Among known movements […]
As outsiders, we have always admired the level of freedom British journalists enjoy while carrying out their work and admired the quality of journalism that follows. What’s more, African journalists […]
Malian Tuareg rebels on Tuesday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Malian government forces during the recent conflict.
Researchers in Benin say they have developed an improved method for detecting malaria parasites in mosquito vectors that could help yield better estimates of malaria transmission intensity in different settings. […]
The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) is seeking a Commissioning Editor. You will: Oversee a pan-African programme of investigative journalism projects funded by SIDA; Liaise with other professional media […]
SMALL GRANT FINALISTS 2013 Stanley Kwenda Zimbabwe Rosemary Nwaebuni Nigeria Sarah Mawarere Uganda Eudias […]
Twenty African media innovators will receive a total of $1 million to develop digital projects that improve the quality of news across the continent, as part of the first African […]
In a six-month transnational project led by the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR), journalists hailing from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and the Netherlands investigated the alleged benefits received by cocoa farmers […]
Climate change is the big story of our times, especially in Africa. In response to requests from members, FAIR produced a toolkit to support existing environmental investigations, and encourage new […]
Over the past several weeks, AllAfrica’s crack investigative team has documented scientists acting strangely. At summits, symposia and scholarly consultations – and in exclusive interviews – researchers have abandoned caveats […]
The FAIR Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday 28 October 2012 in Johannesburg. Registration is open for ‘Power Reporting 2012: the African Investigative Journalism Conference’, to be hosted […]
Africa’s vast mineral wealth has often fueled brutal civil wars that killed tens of thousands of people and completely destroyed economies and societies.
Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr is to meet at least 17 African ministers at the ‘Africa Down Under Conference’ in Perth during August 29 and 31, 2012.
In what has been described by authorities as tragic and criminal, some irate people have killed a Chinese mine boss during a wage dispute bordering around the minimum wage between the […]
FAIR will host a southern Africa regional conference on “Investigating Extractive Industries” during 13-15 August 2012 in Lusaka, Zambia.
Avoidable human errors and dereliction of duty by public officials working in the aviation sector have been major reasons for the loss of hundreds of lives in air crashes in Nigeria, reports […]
Learn why the carbon trading gamble and ‘Clean Development Mechanism’ won’t save the planet from climate change and why African civil society is resisting. A dozen researchers from around the […]
The viral video is an attempt to further the US’s economic and military interests in Africa. If you do anything on the back of watching Kony 2012, the new viral […]
By Stef Terblanche, BBQ — Neither popular uprisings nor the increased spreading of democracy’s sweet appeal across Africa have managed to completely rid the continent of all its ‘Big Man’ […]