About us

The word MUSEBA – (pronounced Moussé Bah) – means trumpet in Duala, a wide-spoken language in Cameroon.

The MUSEBA Project is an independent, non-profit news organization focussing on four major threats to peace and social justice in the Central Africa Region: Corruption, Organized Crime, Illicit Finance Flows, and Human rights abuses.

Our team consists of freelance reporters from accross the region with a historical mission of exposing wrong doing done by individuals, governments, or corporations. We practice fact-based, adversarial, fearless journalism in the public interest and partner with regional publications to reach wider audiences.

Co-Founder, CEO

Christian LOCKA is winner of numerous local and international awards, including the Norbert Zongo investigative journalism prize, the Zimeo African Award for Excellence in Media, the Swiss Icom Foundation for Excellence in Journalism, the Freelance Award of the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) – making him the first African winner in the award history.

Locka is a former Fellow of the Washington-based Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) at Wits Universty.

For the past ten years, he has reported extensively on corruption, organized crime, illicit finance, human rights abuses. His work has appeared in Washington Times, 100 Reporters, Global Post, UsaToday, Mail and Guardian, Courrier International, Al Fanar Media, etc.

He is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), African Investigative Publishers Collective (AIPC), Associated Reporters Abroad (ARA) network, and member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Locka exposed in a year-long investigation the dirty business of the Central African blood diamonds. The published story: Washed Clean: In Cameroon, Kimberley Officials Launder Conflict Diamonds on World Markets, _shortlisted for UK One World Media Awards 2017 _has inspired the Canadian NGO Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) in its report: From Conflict to Illicit: Mapping the Diamond Trade from Central African Republic to Cameroon.

He deepened his understanding of illicit financial flows through training at the City University of London, UK, after several experiments with the Thomson Reuters Foundation; he also collaborated with Insight Crime (Latin America), Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (Swiss), Free Unlimited Press, International Center for Journalists.

Locka has been intervened as guest speaker at several conferences on development issues around the world.

COUNTRY DIRECTORS

Gael MPOYO,  Democratic Republic of Congo : TV producer, publisher and correspondent of several news agencies, Mpoyo exposes corruption and human rights violations in his country DRC for a couple of years. In 2018, he was forced into exile to flee retaliation after airing a documentary on land grabbing in South Kivu province by the family of ex-president Joseph Désiré Kabila.

 

 

Eric NGABA, Central African Republic: Ngaba is an independent journalist and publisher in the Central African Republic. For several years, he has been conducting investigations into human rights abuses and illicit finances, including the sources of financing of armed groups and the derivatives of the peacekeeping mission in CAR.