Nizar Manek | Tunis-based journalist

Tunis-based reporter covering Tunisia and regional corporate, economic, political, and diplomatic issues. Contributing to the fortnightly Africa Confidential newsletter, Africa Report, & Le Monde diplomatique amongst others, and preparing a co-authored book on the Nigerian liquefied natural gas sector. Previously based in post-coup Cairo, have a track-record of delivering corporate and financial investigative stories for expert readership on countries from Egypt, Tunisia, Ethiopia, and Sudan to Morocco, Western Sahara, Congo-Kinshasa, Guinea, and Nigeria; began as an intern reporter at Barron’s Business and Financial Weekly in New York and a Marjorie Deane fellow at the Financial Times in London. Freelance contributions to the Sunday Times of London and British satirical magazine Private Eye, and syndications by the Jordanian Arabic daily Al-Ghad. For an articles portfolio, please click here.

To be in touch: nizar.manek@gmail.com; nizar.manek1 (Skype), +216 54 390 298 (Tunis cell). Presently tudying toward the ACFE’s Certified Fraud Examiner 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 treaties, and mapped oil concession allocations for Olive Group's BSOC Insight Services, which works in liaison with Iraqi lieutenant general staff in Basra Operations Command, interned at the UK Serious Fraud Office Proceeds of Crime Unit and BBC Africa World Service, and have been a a research assistant on PBS Frontline-New York Times documentaries on the BAE Systems and TSKJ US foreign corrupt practices act cases.