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

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.

Investigating South Africa’s Prison for Profit

February 18, 2021

The perpetrators of violence in South Africa tend to receive little sympathy and sparse coverage in the national press. But when Ruth Hopkins started to explore allegations of wrongdoing inside the country’s prisons, she was inundated by claims of abuse and torture. This story explores her decade-long investigation into incarceration in the country.

Editor’s Pick: Best Investigative Journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa 2020

December 16, 2020

In this year’s GIJN’s Editor’s Pick series, Africa editor Benon Herbert Oluka compiled a list of some of the top investigative stories produced and published or broadcast by media organizations based in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020.

Breaking the Ebola Sexual Abuse Scandal in Africa

November 10, 2020

In this behind-the-scenes look at an important investigation into sexual abuse by international aid workers, The New Humanitarian investigations editor Paisley Dodds recounts how reporters collected the heartrending stories of abuse from the front lines of the Ebola response.

When Journalism Goes Bad: A Case Study from South Africa

November 09, 2020

How did a crack South African investigative team, on the country’s biggest and richest newspaper, go horribly wrong? A new book by Anton Harber does a deep dive into the best and worst of the country’s journalism.