Investigative Dashboard (ID) Africa operates under the Investigative Dashboard (ID) umbrella. The service provides deep mining on corporate data as well as land, mining, aviation, shipping, vehicle, property, and other data resources.

ANCIR provides Africa-wide coverage with in-country researchers based in more one dozen countries including Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Namibia, among others. This allows us to conduct deep mining of information that may not be electronically accessible and requires a physical presence.

In addition to ID Africa's support in accessing data, we also provide iLab experts, specialised in data, technology, financial and forensics investigation to assist with understanding and using the information. We strive to provide free data to ANCIR members and other African media.

About us

The African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) is an association of the continent’s best investigative newsrooms, ranging from large traditional media to small specialist units.

ANCIR works to strengthen African investigative journalism by improving the techniques, expertise, the tools used in muckraking newsrooms. This includes providing member newsrooms with the world’s best encryption and semantic analysis technologies, to forensic research support (through the Investigative Dashboard, legal services, and seed grants for cross-border collaboration.

ANCIR receives technical support from Code for Africa.