Lionel Faull began his career as a journalist at the Mail & Guardian newspaper in South Africa before joining the country's pre-eminent non-profit investigations team, amaBhungane, in 2011.

In January 2017 he started working with Finance Uncovered, joining as a full-time senior reporter a year later.

His investigative interests include following the money flows behind mega-infrastructure procurement and natural resource exploitation, as well as exposing the professional enablers of grand corruption.

Lionel has worked on several award-winning team investigations, including the GuptaLeaks in 2017, the Panama Papers in 2016, and lavish state spending on then-President Jacob Zuma’s private home in 2013. He has also freelanced for the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian in the UK.

Basic information

Name
Lionel Faull
Expertise
money flows, grand corruption
Country
United Kingdom
City
London

Supported projects

A Betting Nation: the comeback of sports betting firms in Kenya?

  • Finance

NAIROBI - This investigation reveals Kenya's enormous betting addiction. Leaked figures from the betting regulator show that punters wagered more than US$300 million in a single month in 2019.

A follow-up investigation reveals that at the same time the Kenyan government removed a tax for betting companies, a cousin of Kenya's president accumulated a financial stake in betting giant SportPesa.