Emmanuel Freudenthal


I'm freelance reporter who has conducted investigations all over Africa for a decade.

I do nerdy stories, like trawling through thousands of newspapers to add up how long Cameroon's president Biya has been on "private" trips (i.e. over 4.5 years).

I also love going on extended reporting trips using local transport, traveling slowing and getting to know an area and its people.

My academic background is solidly grounded in the social sciences, so I strive to write the most factual and nuanced stories possible.

Funded projects

“Ebola business”: the backlash

Parts of the funds allocated to the fight against Ebola ended up captured by a system of organised corruption on a large scale. This situation leads to violence against health workers stopping them from fighting the virus.

Ebola - the missing blood

Thousands of Ebola blood samples collected during the 2014-2016 epidemic in West Africa have been shipped all around the world. Today, nobody knows where they all ended up.