Between 2003 and 2017, the King of Jordan purchased 14 luxury properties in the United States and the United Kingdom estimated to be worth around 106 million dollars. For nearly 15 years, Abdullah II was able to conceal these real estate investments through a network of offshore companies based in Panama and the British Virgin Islands.
The latest investigation by the ICIJ (The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) and partnering media outlets identifies 956 companies based in tax havens, and more than 330 politicians and officials from over 90 countries and territories, including some Tunisians.
Following the Panama Papers, Mohsen Marzouk's name reappears in the Pandora Papers - and this time, the documents prove that the politician did indeed set up an offshore company during the presidential elections in 2014, through a Dubai-based firm.
Despite repeated warnings from UNESCO and several alerts from civil society, illegal constructions continue to plague Carthage. Inkyfada investigated the root of this perpetual issue, caught somewhere between the helplessness of the municipality, the Ministry of Culture's lack of resources, and an absence of political will.
On June 20, the government announced the abolition of permits in a number of economic sectors. Inkyfada investigated the actual application of these announcements and the sectors concerned, as well as deciphered the reasons behind the timing, which is linked to an EU budgetary support programme... all handled by the political leaders in complete obscurity.
Inkyfada, together with the Italian investigative media IrpiMedia, as well as the Italian television station RaiNews24, revisit the Italian origins of the vast corruption affair surrounding Italian waste, introducing several new and key players. May 2020, almost a year on from the initial arrival of illegally imported household waste from Italy, most of the cargo is still blocked at the port of Sousse.