CCIJ Round Up: Lesotho’s Water Woes

A Michigan journalist reports on a rural community’s faulty water supply. Open Up Operations Manager Lailah Ryklief talks diversity, women in tech and responsibility. A new water story out of Lesotho investigates a company draining the water supply of rural villagers. CCIJ is invited to speak at the African Investigative Journalism Conference. Villagers struggle for […]

CCIJ Round Up: Stories From Around The World

Members of our global community tell stories about their communities from river pollution in Senegal and the United States to Mexican filmmaking.

CCIJ Round Up: The United States’ Water Pollution Problem Hits Rural America

An investigation into one mid-Michigan community’s water woes reveal a common story across the U.S. Breznhev Malaba joins Waterless and Transparency Talks. Josh Vissers continues his series on Cole’s Creek Road’s water. Sonja Smith covers the fallout of Namibia’s ‘fishrot’ scandal.

Cole’s Creek Road water supply slips through cracks

The Cole’s Creek Road resident’s water supply falls into a catch-all category that includes any non-private water supply that serves less than 25 people or 15 connections. The Cole’s Creek Road water supply had about 8 homes connected to it until it was disconnected on Sept. 15.

Cole’s Creek Road residents still waterless, concerned for Covid-19

For more than 10 days now, several residents of Cole’s Creek Road have had no running water in their homes.

CCIJ Round Up: Podcasts are back!

Waterless and Transparency Talks are back. A new development in the ongoing South African Lottery investigation includes a breach of the code of conduct of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants by the chief operating officer of the National Lotteries Commission. Two CCIJ members contribute to the global FinCEN investigation. Two new articles go up on the CCIJ blog.

Residents of Cole’s Creek Road left out to dry

People throughout Houghton County are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, but a small group of residents are now coping with all of those troubles without running water in their homes.

#ProtestReportingProject : Reporting on Protest In Southern Africa Then and Now

Raymond Joseph and Mongie Zulu, despite being from different generations, have a deep drive for reporting on civil unrest in their country.

CCIJ Roundup: Ghana’s MTN Tower Deal

A new article on the CCIJ blog reveals the millions of dollars Ghana could lose in a new deal with a mobile phone tower business. New ground is gained in the Gaming the Lottery Project.

Ghana could lose GH¢400m in capital gains tax on MTN tower deal

Ghana could miss out on as much as GH¢400 million in capital gains tax following the sale earlier this year of MTN’s investment in a mobile phone tower business in the country.