What Types of Stories Are Available Through Sahara Reporters?


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Sahara Reporters stories focus primarily on business and political corruption in Nigeria. Described by The Daily Beast as Africa's Wikileaks. Sahara Reporters is a website managed by Nigerian political dissident Omoyele Sowore.

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Sowore started the site in 2005. Sahara Reporters is dedicated to advocacy journalism, reporting any evidence of corruption or deceit he gathers through his network of mostly anonymous sources. As of 2010, the site is run primarily out of a cubicle in Manhattan, New York with financial assistance from the Ford Foundation and ad revenue. The name of the site is a reference to the Sahara Desert and is intended to symbolize Sowore's intention "to kick up some sand in the air and get people thinking."

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