CEO and co-founder
Managing Director of Congo Check, Sammy is an investigative journalist and fact-checker based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In January 2018, he created Congo Check with other colleagues. In 2010, he began his career as a journalist with a local radio station. Since 2016, he has been interested in online media and surveys.
Co-founder and editor
Rodriguez worked for 7 years in the audiovisual industry as a journalist, reporter and news manager. He was an editor in a peace monthly in eastern DRC. Later, he started writing on the web and is a blogging editor and trainer. He is passionate about political issues in the Great Lakes sub-region. He is currently preparing his Master's degree in Media and Innovation in Paris.
A journalist based in eastern DRC since 2012, he forged his career in this field after several journalism courses before enrolling at the École Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille. His fields of work are the environment, development, employment, new technologies, agriculture,... that he covers in writing and images.
Web journalist. Congolese of origin, and based in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Passionate about information and blogging.
Zanem Nety Zaidi
Zanem Nety Zaidi is a Congolese journalist and blogger based in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has been working as a journalist since 2015. Since 2016, he has been interested in online media and blogging, but above all he seems much more interested in fact cheking, a way for him to fight against misinformation.
Freelance journalist based in Goma, DRC. Finished her studies in information and communication science at UCBC. I started my career as a local radio in 2009. After about 7 years in the field of radio and television, started to take an interest in web journalism in 2016. In 2018, she discovered factchecking and joined Congo Check.
Claude Sengenya: journaliste indépendant basé en ville de Butembo en république démocratique du Congo. Ayant débuté dans la presse audiovisuelle, il s’intéresse aux nouveaux médias (médias en ligne) depuis 2016. Il rejoint Congo Check vers le début de l’année 2019. Il s’intéresse aux questions politiques, humanitaires, sécuritaires et de justice transitionnelle !
Dido Kayembe has been a journalist based in eastern DRC since November 2010 after a year of training in political journalism. For one year from 2011 to 2012, he was editor-in-chief of CCTV - RADIO LIBERTE BENI, from 2013 to 2018.
Dido Kayembe is passionate about political and social issues in eastern DRC.
Rose MATHE is a young Congolese woman journalist living in Goma, North Kivu. She started while she was still a student, her career as a journalist in 2013 on Emmanuel TV, before joining Kivu 1, another local channel. Since August 2018, she has been working with Blessing Radio. She joined the Congo Check team in March 2019.
Daniel Michombero Journalist based in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Video specialist, blogger, fixer. Editor of various online media Fact-cheker of Congo Check since June 2018.
Steves MBUSA, Web journalist. Congolese by origin, and based in Kisangani in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Passionate about information, investigation and blogging. Started working in audiovisual journalism in 2013 and then, started working in web journalism in 2017.
A Congolese journalist based in Goma in eastern DRC, Merveille began his career in Beni with a local radio station in 2014. He perfected his skills in Goma, where sport would be his main field until he became a correspondent for Digital Congo in Goma. Today, Merveille is the director of a radio station in Goma. Interested in blogging, he joined Congo Check since 2018 to destroy infox and rumors.