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Welcome to Kanhema Photography. This site serves as a platform to showcase some of my photography on nature, international politics, science, astrophotography among other subjects. I report on mineral resources, conflict, conservation and governance. Have photo assignments or tips? Send an email to email@example.com.
Rhino-ER is a collaborative investigative reporting project funded by the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Driven by demand for rhino horn in Asia, an increase in the number of black rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana has resulted in a global effort to save the endangered species from extinction. With only 4000 black rhinos left, poachers killed more than 600 in 2012 alone and at least five people have been killed in South Africa since January 2013.
In the United States, at least 5 people have pleaded guilty of illegally dealing in rhinocerous horns and more than 37 rhino horns have been recovered in an ongoing operation codenamed Operation Crash. This investigative reporting project takes a closer look at global rhino horn smuggling syndicates, their impact on the world's remaining natural habitats for rhinos and what's being done to stop them. More about the rhino project here.
Tawanda Kanhema, a student at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, is an investigative journalist and photographer whose stories on drug trafficking in Africa’s Great Lakes region, money laundering, mineral smuggling, illicit trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALWs) and human rights abuses have appeared in The Times of London, The Sunday Times, ITN Channel 4 News, The Statesman, Rwanda Times, Beeld (South Africa), Informante (Namibia – News Editor), Rosnor Energo (Russia) among other international publications.
Kanhema has researched and published reports for leading international due diligence firms on the rapid growth of Chinese and Russian investment in Africa’s mining and energy sectors, with specific focus on upstream and downstream Sino-Russian activities in oil and gas, uranium, precious metals, rare earths and large scale investment in civil engineering projects. Kanhema’s research on uranium mining and nuclear energy in Africa has been cited by the Washington based Center for Strategic and International Studies and other global security research institutions.