Urban land in Zimbabwe: where power, politics and corruption meet


By Mary Jane Ncube
Farai Shone Mutondoro and Manase Chiweshe

As political parties gear up for the 2018 national elections in Zimbabwe, urban land appears to be emerging as an important campaigning tool for ruling party Zanu PF. 

  • Dec. 1 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

Land corruption eroding women’s rights in Ghana


In Ghana, land is an indispensable asset. It’s a source of livelihood and social identity, and men and women should have equal opportunities to benefit from it. But when entrenched patriarchy tips the power scales, and corruption reinforces cultural norms, the impact on women can be devastating.

  • Dec. 1 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

Hands off our playground: securing land rights for Kenyan schools


It was December and the school grounds were empty. Students and staff of Langata Road Primary School in Nairobi were home for the holidays, enjoying the break from lessons during the hot, sticky days.

  • Nov. 30 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

State of Capture Report lays foundation for further investigation, says Corruption Watch


Corruption Watch, in its response to the public protector’s State of Capture Report, highlights the critical importance of the report in ensuring that a few, favoured individuals do not continue to abuse state resources and power.

The Women of Corruption Watch: Fierce and feisty, meet our investigations officer Zanele Mwale


We continue to celebrate the women of Corruption Watch (CW). Meet the ladies who wake up every day and help fight corruption one task at a time.

Zanele Mwale is the investigations officer at CW. She is tasked with digging deep into the reports that come to us. For her this job is not a responsibility but rather a dream come true because helping people is her number one pursuit in life. 

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