Estacio Valoi is a Mozambican investigative journalist (print, broadcaster, documentary, photography ) who assists Oxpeckers with transnational investigations into environmental problems in the sub-Saharan region.

As a member of the African Investigative Publishing Collective (APIC), he has covered a wide range of investigations, including rhino and elephant poaching, and how the country has been robbed of its natural resources by a myriad of criminal syndicates, often connected to the highest levels in government.

One of his latest investigations saw him duck and dive bulldozers and security companies' machine guns in Montepuez, an area ravaged by destructive mining practices, which also saw the forced removal of local villagers. His investigations have been featured by the Forum for African Investigative Reporters, Le Monde, Mail & Guardian, Foreign Police, Al-Jazeera, Daily Maverick, The Star, German radio station Deutsche Welle, CNN, and Reuters Thompson Foundation, among others.

He is also a photographer and a member of the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE).


Basic information

Estacio Valoi
Investigative Journalist

Supported projects

Millions of UN dollars fail to reach villages fighting to survive in Mozambique

  • Corruption
  • Environment

BEIRA - This investigation reveals how a ten million dollar United Nations programme to combat environmental destruction falls apart in Mozambique.