Nizar Manek | independent journalist

Independent reporter contributing to the fortnightly Africa Confidential newsletter & Monde diplomatique. Based in Cairo until February 2014, and now in London, have written on countries from ​Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to Morocco, Western Sahara, Congo-Kinshasa, Guinea, and Nigeria​. Particularly interested in business crime, shareholder disputes, energy, electricity, Nile Basin hydro-politics, financial institutions, finance, elecommunications, and infrastructure, and plan to focus on North and East Africa corporate, economy, diplomatic, and strategic matters. For a portfolio of articles, please click here.

Previously a contributing reporter to the Financial Times in London as a 2012-13 Marjorie Deane fellow and Barron’s Weekly in New York after graduating with an M.A. in Business & Economics Journalism from Columbia University on a Lorana Sullivan ('64) Memorial Fellowship in investigative business journalism. After graduating with an LL.B from the London School of Economics as an Alan Elias scholar, while in the US received a Harper's Magazine Scholarship in Memory of I.F. Stone from the Overseas Press Club of America and, from the New York Writers’ Association, a Robert E. Bedingfield Scholarship.

Presently studying towards the ACFE’s Certified Fraud Examination qualification, before becoming a full time reporter consulted for Norton Rose Fulbright LLP's Business ethics & anti-corruption group and Transparency International on international anti-corruption instruments, and Olive Group's BSOC Insight Services on oil concession allocations. Was also a research assistant on a PBS Frontline-New York Times documentary on the international arms , and interned at the Proceeds of Crime Unit of the UK Serious Fraud Office and the BBC World Service. To be in touch: nizar.manek@gmail.com