In the Democratic Republic of Congo conflict is never far off. This is in part due to conflict minerals, the mining of which contributes to the perpetuation and aggravation of a cycle of violence. In the vast Okapi Wildlife Reserve, mining is illegal. But that doesn't limit the lengths to which people are willing to go to fight for the gold and other natural resources.
In the last four years, Sudan has gone from being a pariah state to an E.U.partner on countering migration. Roughly one-quarter of the refugees and migrants who cross to Italy from north Africa have transited Sudan. But our reporting suggests that not only does the Sudanese regime benefit from complying with E.U. deals meant to contain migration, but some of its most influential citizens also appear to profit from letting some refugees through.
In spite of a global campaign asking Western governments to act in Darfur, more than a decade ago, the crisis in this region in Sudan is still ongoing. The violence never ended.
The Sudanese regime is held responsible for a genocidal military campaign against its own civilians - and yet, it continues to stay in power. How is that possible? See for yourself in this documentary: investigate the crisis, look at interviews with key players or follow the clues. Make up your mind: Did Evil Win?
The Netherlands is a major international arms dealer. The export value since 2004 adds up to almost 15 billion euros. This business is great for the national economy, but it also creates risks. To asses these risks we started a collaboration with Bellingcat and the data-journalism team of KRO-NCRV: a track & trace of the Dutch arms.