Eric Mwamba is a Congolese-Australian journalist involved in the project 'Afrika 21 Media'. He is the president of the Forum of African Investigative Reporters FAIR, that has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South-Africa.

Eric Mwamba is a passionate investigative journalist. He was editor of the bi-weekly magazine "2 Rives" in Brazzaville in 2003 and 2004 and of 'Africa News' in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in 2006 and 2007. His revelations about the illegal trade of young African players in Europe and the misery of Ivorian cacao farmers gained international media attention.

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Eric Mwamba
Congo - Kinshasa

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Getting Rich in Poverty-stricken Congo

  • International
  • Organised crime
  • Politics

Congolese-Australian journalist Eric Mwamba went on a search to find the secret behind the riches of the Congolese elite. Many of his witnesses prefered staying anonymous for fear of their lives – which looks like a kind of Congolese omerta. John Vandaele selected Mwamba’s strongest observations and added some personal touches.

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  • Health

AFRICA - Close to two thirds of women in poor areas in Africa resort to selling sex to be able to feed themselves and their families. That is the result of a random interviewing exercise conducted in seven African countries in areas where the average income is on or below the poverty line of US$ 1,90 a day.