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Tracking surveillance planes and drones in Somalia

Tracking surveillance planes and drones in Somalia

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

Emmanuel 14 August 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 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
Quebec's real estate, new hotspot for the wealth of Africa’s rulers?

Quebec's real estate, new hotspot for the wealth of Africa’s rulers?

Politically-exposed Africans and their friends invested a total of $26 million in Québec's real estate since 2000. We uncovered investments by a dozen individuals…

Emmanuel 4 June 2017
Poverty on top of gold, the World Bank project in Liberia

Poverty on top of gold, the World Bank project in Liberia

The World Bank invested $19 millions in an industrial gold mine in Liberia, in the hope of contributing to development. But it only brought poverty and pollution. The…

Emmanuel 22 March 2017
A costly lunch with the president's son

A costly lunch with the president's son

It's rare to get a glimpse into how companies and corrupt officials negotiate bribery deals. Documents provided by one of the people involved in such a deal,…

Emmanuel 2 September 2016

Which countries have disclosed most extractive contracts?

I’ve been playing around with Cartodb and the fairly new, and really useful, website www.resourcecontracts.org/ Click on the map below to see which countries…

Emmanuel 4 June 2016
Virtual mining in Cameroon: corruption, failure and profits

Virtual mining in Cameroon: corruption, failure and profits

In Cameroon, most mining project fail, yet some individuals make millions. This investigation into 'virtual mining' exposed a number of corrupt practices by officials,…

Emmanuel 14 March 2016