Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner with over seven years experience in data, investigative and policy journalism based in Ghana.

Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa.

He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program, Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Program.

Gideon Sarpong

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Gideon Sarpong
Data, investigative and policy journalism

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How multinational tech companies exploit tax laws and shift profit: a focus on Ghana and Nigeria

  • Economy
  • Finance

ACCRA, LAGOS - This story identifies the lapses in the current tax systems and how Ghana and Nigeria are dealing with profit shifting and tax avoidance. It exposes how major tech companies, Facebook and Google, use tax havens to avoid payment of taxes in Nigeria and Ghana, depriving these countries of revenue which could be invested in many deprived areas.

Stolen at sea: illegal Chinese transshipment activities in Ghana and Nigeria

  • Corruption
  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Industry

ACCRA, ABUJA – This investigation exposes a hidden network of Chinese control and ownership of many industrial fishing vessels operating in Ghanaian and Nigerian waters in contravention of local laws.