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Investigating Organized Crime in Sub-Saharan Africa
NOTE: This webinar includes French interpretation.

Organized crime and corruption are widespread, deeply rooted and growing in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region with some of the world’s highest rates of poverty and inequality. Powerful criminal groups operate with the help of politicians, government officials and a “criminal services industry”, including corrupt banks. They make their money through the illegal narcotics trade, human trafficking, wildlife smuggling, illegal mining, the illicit trade in arms and more. This has led to huge transfers of wealth, increasing immiseration, the rise of extremist groups, the decline of democratic institutions and the strengthening of kleptocratic regimes.

In this GIJN webinar, three senior reporters will share tips and resources to investigate financial crime, arms smuggling and environmental crime.

Madeleine Ngeunga is a Cameroonian data journalist specializing in the environment and human rights.

Sandrine Sawadogo is a reporter with L’Economiste du Faso, a leading economic weekly in Burkina Faso.

Khadija Sharife is an award-winning investigative journalist based in South Africa and a senior investigator at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

The moderator is Maxime Domegni, GIJN’s French Africa editor.

This webinar is tied to the publication of a new GIJN Guide, Investigating Organized Crime In Sub-Saharan Africa: A Reporter’s Guide, intended to help investigative journalists and other watchdog groups in and about Africa to effectively shine the spotlight on the various forms of organized crimes that devastate the continent.

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Dec 8, 2022 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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