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Zubaida Mabuno Ismail

Late in 2021, the Nigerian newspaper Premium Times' Center for Journalism Innovation and Development gave me a three-month fellowship to write about climate change and the environment. Since then, I have become a climate change and environmental investigation journalist.

In 2022, I was selected as a virtual fellow of Earth Journalism Network's COP15 Fellowship held in Mntreal, Canada. I am a member of the Norbert Zongo Centre for Investigative Journalists in West Africa and the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists. 

I have produced stories on gender, children, adolescent, climate change, and environment. I primarily practice as an investigative journalist with collabroations in London, Denmakr, Norway, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Equatorial Guinea, . 

I am a festure story writer with bylines on the Architects Journal, China Dialogue, Norbert Zongo Centre for Investigative Journalism, Radio France Internationale, Zenger News, Bird Story Agency, MyJoyOnline, and Asaase Radio Online.


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Women of the Ogiek indigenous people of Chepkitale in Kenya. The women are part of the battle for land rights in the Mountain Elgon territory.


A podcast on #landrights in Africa where I wrote on Ghana's perspective on access to farmlands by women in northern Ghana.


This story takes a dip into the royal wardrobe of the queen of Samni, Poanaa Shinga in the Mamprugu Kingdom in the Northeast region of Ghana. Story was entirely produces on mobile phone.


Special report: Zubaida Ismail takes a look at how alleged witches reintegrate into their communities as she follows one, Mma Wuriche, to her community after she spent several years in a witch camp.


Banished is a short television documentary which profiled alleged witches who have been banished from their homes in a village called Zarantinga in the north-east region of Ghana.


I visited Kigali in June and July,2019 during the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of End of Genocide and filed a survivor’s story.


This is a short documentary on Access To Healthcare by Alleged Witches in the Gambaga Witches Camp in Nalerigu is the North-East Region of Ghana. My intention is to expose the human rights abuses faced by these vulnerable women in their communities. It is also to draw the attention of policy makers to the rights of every citizen under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana and the many International Conventions and Treaties including the Sustainable Development Goals that Ghana has signed on and the blatant refusal to enforce the laws by the Law Enforcement Agencies.

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