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 project

Ebola - the elusive enemy

This project will explore how much progress has been made in the development of new therapies. They will investigate the origins of the vaccines and drugs used today, their testing during the epidemics, and why these efforts are key t