12
Jul
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New Finance Uncovered London course dates – call for applications!

We are delighted to put out a call to journalists, campaigners and academics to attend our four-day financial investigative journalism training course in London. The dates for our next training will be: Tuesday 7 November 2017 – Friday 10 November 2017 You do not need to have a financial background to apply but we consider it […]

22
Jun
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Trouble on the Lunatic Express

Today, De Correspondent (Netherlands), The Daily Reporter (Kenya), The Observer (Uganda) and MO (Belgium) have published an investigation into the Rift Valley Railway, the historic railroad connecting Kampala to the port of Mombasa. The investigation developed a project of Patrick Mayoyo, one of our members from Kenya and involved journalists from Belgium and the UK.  In this article […]

26
May
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Liberia: America’s outpost of financial secrecy

The UK is not the only country that has created a web of offshore secrecy. In our latest investigation published today in South Africa’s Daily Maverick in cooperation with AmaBhungane, we probe Liberia – America’s offshore outpost in Africa. By George Turner and a Liberian journalist Finance Uncovered, working with an anonymous Liberian journalist, has exposed a little-known offshore business […]

03
Feb
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The North Korean Connection

After North Korea last month claimed it exploded an H-Bomb, western leaders stressed the need to tighten international sanctions against the pariah state. The prospect of tighter sanctions will be of more than passing interest to a US billionaire and his extensive business dealings with Pyongyang. Today Private Eye published a piece on the North Korean activities of American Egyptian tycoon, Naguib Sawiris. The […]

09
Oct
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Finance Uncovered Investigation: MTN’s Mauritian Billions

The Finance Uncovered global network of investigative reporters have today published a cross-border investigation into South African telecoms giant MTN exposing how billions of rand from its subsidiaries in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda have been shifted to a shell company in the small island tax haven of Mauritius. The two year investigation spanning five countries […]

28
Jul
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Is it game over for money laundering in London’s property market?

Today, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom announced that the UK will publish information on property owned by foreign companies. In a speech in Singapore David Cameron said: “The UK must not become a safe haven for corrupt money from around the world”. He has committed to starting a central register of land owned […]

17
Jul

November 2015 Course Applications Now Open

Finance Uncovered and the Centre of Investigative Journalism invite journalists, campaigners and academics to apply for our highly regarded five-day financial investigative journalism training course. The dates for our next training will be: 16 November 2015 – 20 November 2015 and the course takes place in London. Finance Uncovered (formerly known as the Illicit Finance Journalism Programme) equips […]

25
Jun
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Stop the Bleeding campaign launched in Nairobi

Today a movement is born. This morning in Nairobi’s Uhuru park, a place historically associated with the struggle for freedom, campaigners and journalists from throughout Africa gathered see the launch of the Stop the Bleeding Campaign. The campaign has been launched off the back of the UN Economic Committee for Africa and the African Union’s High […]

02
Jun
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EU Parliamentary Committee calls for action on tax havens and development finance

Yesterday, Monday 2 June, the European Parliament Development Committee unanimously voted to adopt a new report calling on the EIB, EBRD and development finance institutions in member states of the European Union to monitor companies they invest in to ensure they aren’t engaging in tax avoidance through the use of tax havens. The report from the […]