Nizar Manek | Tunis-based journalist

just about… relocated to work as a Tunis regional journalist, covering Tunisia and regional corporate, economic, political, and diplomatic issues. Contributing to the fortnightly Africa Confidential newsletter & Le Monde diplomatique amongst others, and preparing a co-authored book on the Nigerian liquefied natural gas sector. Previously based in Cairo, have written on countries from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to Morocco, Western Sahara, Congo-Kinshasa, Guinea, and Nigeria; also published by the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, Barron's Weekly, the Africa Report, and the fortnightly British satirical magazine Private Eye, and syndicated by the Jordanian Arabic daily Al-Ghad.

Graduated with an M.A. in Business & Economics Journalism from Columbia University and an LL.B from the London School of Economics. For an articles portfolio, please click here. To be in touch, please email nizar.manek@gmail.com; Skype nizar.manek1, or call +216 54 390 298 (Tunis cell).

Presently studying 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 instruments, 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. Also worked as a research assistant on PBS Frontline-New York Times documentaries on the BAE Systems and Kellogg, Brown & Root US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, and interned at the UK Serious Fraud Office the Proceeds of Crime Unit and BBC World Service.