The Panama Papers: About this project

The Panama Papers is an unprecedented investigation that reveals the offshore links of some of the globe’s most prominent figures.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), together with the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung and more than 100 other media partners, including the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR), spent a year sifting through 11.5 million leaked files to expose the offshore holdings of world political leaders, links to global scandals, and details of the hidden financial dealings of fraudsters, drug traffickers, billionaires, celebrities, sports stars and more.

The Team

  • ANCIR iLAB Editor: Khadija Sharife
  • Managing Editor: Amanda Potgieter
  • Prosecutorial Editor: Heinrich Bohmke
  • Finance Analyst: Tiziana Barghini
  • French Copy Editor: Philippe Riviere
  • English Copy Editors: Yaffa Fredrick and Chris Shay
  • Reporters: Tabu Butagira (Uganda), Ntibinyane Ntibinyane (Botswana), Silas Gbandia (Sierra Leone), Shinovene Immanuel (Namibia), David Dembele (Senegal), Momar Niang (Mali), Sana Sbouai and Malek Khadraoui (Tunisia), Jacqui Kubania (Kenya), Barry Sergeant(South Africa), Joshua Olufemi (Nigeria), Ray Choto (Zimbabwe)
  • Technologists: David Lemayian and Andrew Kamau
  • Funders: Open Society West Africa (OSIWA), World Wide Web Foundation, Code For Africa
  • ANCIR Directors: Justin Arenstein and Chris Roper


Open Society West Africa (OSIWA) provided iLAB support for French-speaking West African countries, corporate data and story grants. The World Wide Web Foundation supported Africa-wide iLAB support including corporate data, financial and prosecutorial editing as well as English and French editing. Code4Africa contributed technological expertise and financed story grants for non-West African countries. provided assistance to ANCIR's in-house writers for Namibia, Angola and the Congo.

Media Partners

1. Tunisia Inkyfada
2. Botswana INK
3. Namibia Namibian
4. Mali Depeches du Mali
5. Senegal Ouestaf
6. Uganda Daily Monitor
7. Kenya Daily Nation
8. Zimbabwe Voice of America