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.

CCIJ Round-Up: Documenting Mexico

Two mini-documentaries are released on the CCIJ blog. Circle of Blue’s series on water in Texas comes to fruition. Our community gears up for the release of season 2 of Waterless and Transparency Talks.

Causar Alta (To EnList)

Why does anyone decide to enlist in the Mexican army? Seven San Juan Guichicovi, Oaxaca, inhabitants explain that this decision, more than a choice, has been and continues to be the only viable way to survive for many in one of the poorest areas of Mexico.

CCIJ Round Up: The Battle for Water In Bulawayo Continues

A new blog post explores the battle for clean water in Zimbabwe. We look back on the month of August. Advances are made in the longstanding investigation into the South African Lottery.

Defendiendo la Vivienda (Defending Our Homes)

Fabiola and Luis are fighting to defend their home of the accelerated real state development in what has become one of the most expensive areas in Mexico City.

Over 100 Years of Political Bickering Deny Bulawayo Clean Water

Political contestation and uneven distribution of national resources have dragged a massive water project for Zimbabwe’s second largest city.