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Anas Aremeyaw Anas: Interview with Investigative Journalist
Today is aptly a holiday as Labor day this year fell on a Sunday and in Ghana that doesn't count - a holiday has to come with a weekday off - so here we go. Lazily surfing about on blog Africa Unchained, I came across this interesting article published in The Atlantic about award winning investigative journalist Anas Ameyaw Anas. Anas was the one to expose the ill-conditions for children at the Osu Childrens' Home, the bribes at Ghana Customs and some other high profile scandals. The article with the suggestive heading "Smuggler, Forger, Writer, Spy" outlines Anas sometimes risky methods and his background - he is a lawyer, so draws on his knowledge to produce evidence that will hold in court! It also discusses the problematic aspect of Anas now running a for-profit investigative bureau, Tiger Eye. Nicholas Schmidle writes in The Atlantic: The demand for Anas's services soon outstripped his capacity at the newspaper. Some of the requests he received for investigations didn't quite