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The looting machine : warlords, tycoons, smugglers and the systematic theft of Africa's wealth

By: Burgis, Tom

0007523106 / 9780007523108
Paperback
338.2096
07/04/2016
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20 cm xi, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and wh
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Reprint. Originally published: 2015.

Overseas Press Club Award Winner 2016 A shocking investigative journey into the way the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, `The Looting Machine' explores the dark underbelly of the global economy. `The Looting Machine' is a searing expose of the global web of traders, bankers, middlemen, despots and corporate raiders that is pillaging Africa's vast natural wealth.

From the killing fields of Congo to the crude-slicked creeks of Nigeria, a great endowment of oil, diamonds, copper, iron, gold and coltan has become a curse that condemns millions to poverty, violence and oppression.

That curse is no accident. This gripping investigative journey takes us into the shadows of the world economy, where secretive networks conspire with Africa's kleptocrats to bleed the continent dry. And like their victims, the beneficiaries of this grand looting have names.

BIC:

1H Africa, KNAT Mining industry, KNBP Petroleum & oil industries

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