Forbidden Stories Part 1: Silence is golden for a Tanzanian mine

Since 2009, at least 13 journalists have been killed globally after working on environment-related stories, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. There may be as many as 29 cases. CPJ is still investigating 16 additional deaths.

‘My Chinese university ordeal’

Malawian students complain of language headaches, inflation of grades and lack of academic freedom while studying on Chinese government scholarships. 

Challenge damns Lesotho water project

AD bigwigs feed on rural water project

Of the 133 companies hired to carry out various projects related to the rural water programme were operations linked to the Alliance of Democrats (AD) — a key member of the Lesotho’s ruling coalition.

Advocacy: The South African government’s thinking on surveillance law is regressive

At the heart of the problem is the country’s main communication surveillance law, the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act (Rica). 

Advocacy: Spying case is start of SA’s privacy reckoning

AmaBhungane’s constitutional challenge to SA’s surveillance law RICA in court.

Leaked WhatsApps: How access to PIC execs may have facilitated deals

Leaked messages show how a little-known businessman, Lawrence Mulaudzi, gained an inside track with the PIC and its then-CEO, Dan Matjila, setting his sights on becoming a billionaire with pensioners’ money.

Malawi ballot paper deal sparks ‘suspicion’

Dubai firm embroiled in fresh controversy over high contract price, alleged contact with ruling party.

UK charity with ANC heavyweights on board accused of laundering Congo autocrat’s reputation

Former SA president Kgalema Motlanthe and ex-ANC treasurer-general Matthews Phosa are members of the Brazzaville Foundation’s advisory board.