Eric Mwamba is a Congolese investigative journalist and founder of Grand Journal, a weekly investigative paper in Kinshasa.
On August 15, 2019, following Eric Mwamba's revelations on the misappropriation of public funds intended for victims of rebel groups in Minembwe, Eastern of DRC, the Minister of National Solidarity, Bernard Biando, was arrested. That was the first in DRC that a minister was arrested following the revelations of a journalist.
Mwamba won international acclaim for, among other stories, his reports on the Ivorian cocoa mafia, the international trade in young African football players, and his deep-digging exposure of the system of corruption that reigns in the DRC.
Mwamba's work has been published in the DRC, Belgium, Germany, South Africa and the United States. He visited the Netherlands in 2013 to research a subject that is a tad unusual for him: the old Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas and his helper 'Black Pete'.