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Who we are

CENOZO is a ground-breaking project for data-based cross-border investigations in West Africa. One of its missions is to fund and coordinate regional cross-border investigations to create impact and fight against corruption, organized crime, human rights violations, and terrorism at the same time promoting good governance practices and strengthening the abilities of local journalists.

Investigate journalism

Journalism - free, independent and with high quality standards - is key to contributing to accountability and the promotion of good public policy and good governance in West Africa and promoting democracy.

A trusted connector

West Africa is a crucial point of contact between Latin-America, Europe, North Africa, Southern Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia, and yet it remains vastly underdeveloped. As a center for investigative journalism in the region, CENOZO provides international partners with a safe space with trusted professionals to collaborate and understand the impact of West Africa in their own context.


Data analysis, financial research, online investigation, fact checking techniques; in CENOZO we understand journalism is changing and we are working on implementing all the innovative techniques in the market to provide better and more impactful journalism to the region.

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We fight against

Organized Crime

From cigarettes to counterfeit medicines, to drugs, petrol, arms and human beings, networks of organised groups know no borders and have no limits.  

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According to the World Economic Forum, every year the world wastes $2 trillion on corruption. It's enough money to wipe out hunger, eradicate malaria, provide basic education and bridge the global infrastructure gap.

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Human rights violations

West Africa has some of the lowest scores in the global human development index, low literacy rates, weak transparency policies and daily threats from terrorism, violent extremism, trafficking and organised crime.

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Violent extremism and terrorism is a growing threat for stability, peace and security in West Africa, especially in the already vulnerable Sahel region. Exclusion, poverty, climate change, ethnic division and bad governance only exacerbate the threath.

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