GIJN Africa is the gateway to investigative journalism resources for sub-Saharan Africa. On this page, you will find a list of GIJN members south of the Sahara, links to the GIJN Africa newsletter, as well as tips, tools, and opportunities to enhance the capacity of journalists from countries in sub-Saharan Africa to carry out world-class investigations.

Latest News from GIJN Africa

From Traditional Journalism to Sustainable Journalism

May 13, 2021

In this chapter for a new book on the role of civil society and journalism in sub-Saharan Africa, the head of policy for Sweden’s Fojo Media Institute argues that sustainable societies require a kind of journalism that addresses the sustainability challenges facing the planet.

2021 Taco Kuiper Awards

South African Awards: World-Class Muckraking & Resilience Amid a Pandemic

April 26, 2021

An investigation into the assassination of the section commander of Cape Town’s anti-gang unit and a story about a midwife drugging patients without consent were among those recognized in the 2020 Taco Kuiper Awards, South Africa’s prestigious prize for investigative reporting, which were handed out on April 15.

#StandAsMyWitness: The Case for Defending Journalists and Human Rights Activists

April 20, 2021

In this chapter from a new book on investigative journalism and civil society in sub-Saharan Africa, the advocacy head for CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organizations, describes the campaign to raise awareness about the persecution of human rights defenders and journalists.

Using WhatsApp to Deliver Content to Audiences in the Global South

March 22, 2021

WhatsApp’s popularity in Latin America and Africa presents an opportunity for emerging, digital-first titles and smaller newsrooms. Laura Oliver explains how newspapers and startups from Zimbabwe to Brazil and South Africa are using the platform in innovative ways to share their stories.

Undercover in the Sudanese Schools That Chain Boys

February 22, 2021

In this harrowing account, Sudanese freelance journalist Fateh Al-Rahman Al-Hamdani recounts how he went undercover to document child abuse that was occurring in Islamic educational institutions, known as khalwas, in Sudan. He also writes about his personal experience as a teenager being abused by sheikhs, as well as the actions Sudan’s transitional government has taken since the publication of his investigation.