What Price the Story?
In this introduction to the Africa Investigates series, Sierra Leonean journalist Sorious Samura shows us just what it takes to expose corruption and abuse on a continent where investigative reporters face intimidation and beatings and where death threats are an occupational hazard.
Gold prices are booming again. But the new gold rush has come with a big rise in scams and confidence tricks. Investors are losing millions of dollars. Ghana is the second largest producer of gold on the continent and has become a global hotspot for these scams.In this investigation, Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas goes undercover to lift the lid on this illusory pot of gold.
Zimbabwe’s Child Exodus
Over the past decade, tens of thousands of Zimbabwean children have taken remarkable risks to smuggle themselves across the border into South Africa. Most act illegally, and travel alone, but it is the only way that many of them feel they can find a better life. For Africa Investigates, Zimbabwean journalist Stanley Kwenda reveals the disturbing story behind the flight of his country's children.
Sierra Leone: Timber!
Illegal logging is laying waste to Sierra Leone’s endangered forests. Despite years of laws and bans, its precious timber is still being exported abroad and unless something is done the country’s woodlands will have been destroyed within a decade.
With the price of precious metals surging on the world market, Ghana is experiencing a new gold rush as more people try and get access to its most famous export. Unfortunately, much of that effort revolves around unlicensed, illegal mining operations which are often funded by foreign speculators and criminals.
Spell of the Albino
In this remarkable episode of Africa Investigates, Tanzanian albino community representative Isaack Timothy and Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas set out to discover what lies behind the brutal and violent attacks against albino people that have plagued Tanzania for the last 5 years. Right from the start of this film, viewers may find some of the images disturbing.