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Technology can help illuminate dark corners of political funding in Africa


Could this be a cure for fake news?

How do we immunize journalism against media viruses, fake news and propaganda?


Could this be cure for fake news?

How do we immunize journalism against media viruses, fake news and propaganda? Can biology save journalism? Ask researchers at the Institute for the Future, a non-profit research center concerned with what the future might hold for humanity. This finding in a recent “Biology of Disinformation” report was striking to me. The Institute makes a remarkable […]


Want to Change How Investigative Journalism is Done in Africa? Here are 14 Recommendations

More than 10 years ago, the first non-profit investigative journalism in Africa was established. Following this development, more nonprofit investigative journalism organizations have been set up in more than 20 countries throughout the continent. And that number continues to grow.


INK journalist returns from fellowship

After three months of intense investigative journalism fellowship in South Africa, INK’s Kago Komane returned this week with plans to impart her skills on young local journalists.


Health journalism need not be boring, says Malan

Bhekesisa health editor has advised local journalists to find interesting angles when reporting on health issues to draw audience attention.


Eric Molale under scrutiny over gravel business and under-serviced loans

Botswana’s Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Eric Molale, is quarrying gravel at his farming business seemingly without first seeking an industrial minerals permit, the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism has established. By Joel Konopo for INK.


How Khama acquired Mosuapan Lodge

President Ian Khama acquired a 4 ha plot on the outskirts of Mosu to construct a lodge which has subsequently been turned into his private residence without change of land use, fresh information gathered by INK Centre shows.


Khama, Trump, Duterte and Erdoğan –World Press Freedom Day: A story of rights, liberties, duties and threats to national security!

Ian Khama, Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are all democratically elected leaders under their respective countries’ constitutions. And while they appear to be worlds apart in political outlook, methods of governance and social policies, they have a common thread that unites them; a hatred for the media.


Botswana’s bubble bursts as economic decline sets in

Too many mines, too little to show for them – that is Botswana’s problem. Diamonds, copper, nickel – all have been hard hit by falling world resource prices, and for the first time since independence, the country historically seen as one of Africa’s success stories is confronting real economic decline. By Joel Konopo for INK.