Jan. 19, 2020Quartz Africa
Marwen Ben Mustapha – Inkyfada/ICIJ
Quartz and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists collaborated with more than 120 journalists in 20 countries around the world to comb through a trove of more than 700,000 leaked emails, contracts and other documents—collectively known as the Luanda Leaks—related to the sprawling business empire of Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angola’s longtime former president. The leaked documents reveal how dos Santos siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars in public money out of one of the poorest countries on the planet. The documents also show how Western consultants and accountants from many of the world’s biggest professional services companies wittingly or unwittingly helped dos Santos, even after allegations of corruption became public and the more tightly regulated banking industry walked away.