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COVID quarantine? Not if you own a jet!

COVID quarantine? Not if you own a jet!

We investigated the French businessmen who flew from Paris to their beach homes on their private jets (French only). They broke the COVID quarantine rules that left…

Emmanuel 19 October 2020
Tracking surveillance planes and drones in Somalia

Tracking surveillance planes and drones in Somalia

We used an antenna to track planes that were flying over Somalia, analysing massive amounts of data to find out a few planes flying in perfect circles. These planes…

Emmanuel 14 August 2020
Israeli mercenaries in Cameroon

Israeli mercenaries in Cameroon

Over the past two decades, Israeli mercenaries have been training the BIR, an elite unit of the Cameroonian army. Their names were mostly kept secret. The BIR are…

Emmanuel 29 June 2020
Ebola business in Congo

Ebola business in Congo

I looked at militarisation and mismanagement (‘Ebola Business’) in the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo through several articles. One…

Emmanuel 6 March 2020
The lost Ebola blood

The lost Ebola blood

Where are the samples extracted from patients during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa? To investigate this, I did nearly a hundred freedom of information…

Emmanuel 11 February 2019
Anatomy of a Killing in Cameroon

Anatomy of a Killing in Cameroon

A movie shot on a phone went viral last July. It shows two women, a little girl and a baby escorted by several soldiers. The soldiers smack a women in the face.…

Emmanuel 24 September 2018
Burning Cameroon: Images you're not meant to see

Burning Cameroon: Images you're not meant to see

Since October 2017, over 180,000 people were displaced by the conflict between anglophone separatists and the Cameroonian army. Cameroon’s security forces have…

Emmanuel 25 June 2018
Paul Biya, Cameroon’s Roaming President

Paul Biya, Cameroon’s Roaming President

Cameroonian president Paul Biya has long been known for his travels abroad for private business. With two Cameroonian journalists we calculated just how much time…

Emmanuel 18 February 2018

Paradise Papers partners with ICIJ

This map shows the number of Paradise Papers media partners in each country (source: ICIJ). A while back, I had published a similar map on the Panama Papers reporters.  Map…

Emmanuel 30 January 2018
The Mines Minister, his wife and the Australian company Sundance resources

The Mines Minister, his wife and the Australian company Sundance resources

(Published in French in Le Monde Afrique) In a Yaoundé notary's office in 2007, a handful of people gathered to close a deal worth over 10 million…

Emmanuel 24 September 2017
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