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The Paradise Papers: The View From Africa And Asia

By The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Today in the Paradise Papers: How Africa and Asia covered the Paradise Papers.

Dear Steve,

Welcome back! Today, we have an update on how our project has been reported in Asia and Africa. In Asia, there has been a slew of billionaires, political leaders and tycoons caught up in the millions of files. In Africa, the coverage has exposed some of the continent's most powerful politicians and companies.

We've also gone one-step further after adding close to 25,000 entities to our Offshore Leaks Database last week. Now, we've compiled all the documents we used during our reporting of the Paradise Papers project that we can make public.

Until next week!

Amy Wilson-Chapman
ICIJ's Community Engagement Editor

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