Noel Konan is an investigative journalist based in Cote d’Ivoire. 

Noel investigates corruption, fraud, financial secrecy, and more. He is a member of Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO) and has collaborated with ICIJ on the West Africa Leaks and FinCEN Files investigations.

Basic information

Noel Konan
Corruption, fraud and financial secrecy
Côte d’Ivoire

Supported projects

The West Africa Green Rush

  • Armed conflict
  • Environment
  • Transport

TOUVRE (IVORY COAST) - There is an increased demand for minerals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium. These minerals are used to make electronic devices such as laptops, smartphones and electric vehicles - technologies which are deemed essential to the 'green transition'. However, the increase in demand has led to new pressures for communities around the world that live alongside these minerals.

Who are Ivory Coast’s new lithium miners?

TOUVRE - This project investigates how the drive for lithium is causing conflict and crop destruction in rural communities across West Africa.