Continent of Secrets

How much do you know about offshore companies in Africa?

Continent of Secrets

Uncovering Africa’s offshore empires

More than $50 billion of foreign aid money is pumped into Africa annually. But did you know that roughly the same amount of money is illicitly siphoned out of the continent?

Offshore companies play a major role in the $50 billion sucked out of Africa each year. This game will test your general knowledge of Africa, and challenge you to uncover secrets hidden inside the Panama Papers.

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The Panama Papers investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Süddeutsche Zeitung and more than 100 media outlets around the world is based on a trove of more than 11 million secret files, and allows a never-before-seen view inside the offshore world – providing a day-to-day, decade-by-decade look at how dark money flows through the global financial system, breeding crime and corruption, and stripping national treasuries of tax revenues.

This game, produced with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, explores the impact of this financial secrecy on the continent of Africa.



There are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts. ICIJ does not intend to suggest or imply that any persons, companies or other entities have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly.

Data sources

The Panama Papers, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Population Division, World Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, World Travel & Tourism Council, Global Financial Integrity, Kimberley Process.

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Embedding the Continent of Secrets Game

There are two ways of embedding the game:

Depending on the page where you wish to embed it, you might prefer one or the other. Follow the instructions below:

Embedding the game as a launcher

Simply embed the following javascript tag in your page.

  <script type="text/javascript" src="//" data-africa-embed></script>

Embedding the game within an iframe

Embed the following HTML code in your page.

  <iframe src="//" scrolling="no" 
    style="border: 0; padding: 0; margin: 0;  width: 100%; height: 800px;"></iframe>


Check out the examples page to see how to customize width and height.

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You’ll earn points with your correct answers and your answering speed.
We keep a ranking. You'll be able to check your position at the end, and check what % of people got things right.
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