The findings from I-Unit investigations have made front-page news in many of the world’s most respected newspapers including The Guardian, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph in Britain, India’s Hindustan Times, Le Monde in France, El Pais in Spain, The Australian, The New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today.
Our work has dominated political coverage in South Africa, Namibia, the Maldives and Kenya.
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Following the release of the investigation, the City of Windhoek suspended its head of information technology and a police investigation is underway.
A row broke out at the city council meeting on the morning the investigation was released.
It led to @AJIUnit trending at no 1 in Namibia with what became known as the COWROT investigation – C-O-W is the acronym for the City of Windhoek, while ROT stood for rotten.
Our findings became the front-page headline in The Namibian newspaper, while developments in another I-Unit investigation, Anatomy of a Bribe, became the front-page headline in The Windhoek Observer on the same day.
A popular meme circulated depicting a bully with the caption ‘I fear no man. But that thing – Al Jazeera – it scares me.’
17 Jul 2020
#cowrot #AlJazeera #namibia #fishrot pic.twitter.com/c2eB0Dqo9f— Ben van der Walt (@bennavanderwalt) July 16, 2020
16 Jul 2020
Somewhere in Namibia, there is a corrupt official signing off corrupt deals.#COWRot #Fishrot #Namibia #AJI pic.twitter.com/hqiBmbCCai— ok 𓅓 (@iam_outiss) July 16, 2020
15 Jul 2020