Jun 8, 2022
Ramita interviews Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Africa’s most famous journalist whose work has been cited by former US President Barack Obama, calling Anas “a courageous journalist who risked his life to report the truth".
Anas discusses the extraordinary lengths he takes working undercover in order to expose high-level corruption - in fact, few people know Anas’s true identity, as he lives in constant fear of being killed for his work.
Anas talks about the murder of his closest partner, Ahmed Suale, following their investigation into corruption within African football. He also recounts posing as a brothel cleaner for seven months to bring down a Chinese sex mafia, and being hospitalised as a psychiatric patient while investigating a drug cartel.
Anas has escaped death many times, including when villagers in Malawi mistook him for a witch doctor who had been killing locals for body parts, and having his cover blown in the Ivory Coast.