Undercover reporters pose as gangsters with up to a billion dollars of black money that needs to be cleaned. They gain remarkable access to members of Africa’s Gold Mafia and film closed door meetings with crime bosses. 

A senior African ambassador offers to launder $1.2 million using the cover of his diplomatic bag.  

Criminals offer lucrative deals to clean over $100 million through government gold export schemes. At the centre of it their operations is southern Africa’s biggest laundromat, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. 


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Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit obtained thousands of documents related to money laundering and gold smuggling from Southern Africa. Below are a few documents we are making public. Researchers and journalists can reach out to ajiunit@protonmail.com to request access to more documents.

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