The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa's Wealth

Tom Burgis

Anno: 2016
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 336 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 260 gr.
  • EAN: 9780007523108
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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.