“Our goal is to show Africa as it really is: The good, the bad, the ugly, the potential,” says John Allan Namu, an investigative journalist in Nairobi, Kenya.

He co-founded Africa Uncensored, an investigative journalism collective that works to hold the government accountable and cover stories often unreported by the media.

They are working on a massive story: The government is believed to have misappropriated millions of dollars after Kenya’s health minister signed a multimillion-dollar deal in 2015 for what he said was much-needed hospital equipment. The government also promised to invest in the improvement of Kenya’s medical services, which were seen to be especially failing the poor.

Namu had received a tip-off from a source, leading him onto the case.

“The data set that

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