Tawanda Kanhema, editor of Investigative Africa, a website on African affairs, 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.
While working in Namibia, Kanhema provided insight for Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio’s book “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.”
He then went on to intern as an editor at Material World Books and Peter Menzel Photography in Napa, California.
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.