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

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The looting machine : warlords, tycoons, smugglers, and the systematic theft of Africa's wealth
Title
The looting machine
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warlords, tycoons, smugglers, and the systematic theft of Africa's wealth
Statement of responsibility
Tom Burgis
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Language
eng
Summary
An investigative journey into the ways the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, 'The Looting Machine' sheds light on the shadowy networks that connect Goldman Sachs, BP, the Hong Kong underworld and the murderous cabals that rule some oil states. Africa: the world's poorest continent and, arguably, its richest. While accounting for just 2 percent of global GDP, it is home to 15 per cent of the planet's crude oil, 40 per cent of its gold and 80 per cent of its platinum. A third of the earth's mineral deposits lie beneath its soil. But far from being a salvation, this buried treasure has been a curse. 'The Looting Machine' takes you on a gripping and shocking journey through anonymous boardrooms and glittering headquarters to expose a new form of financialized colonialism. Africa's booming growth is driven by the voracious hunger for natural resources from rapidly emerging economics such as China. But in the shadows a network of traders, bankers and corporate raiders has sprung up to grease the palms of venal local political elites. What is happening in Africa's resource states is systematic looting. In country after country across the continent, the resource industry is tearing at the very fabric of society. But, like its victims, the beneficiaries of this looting machine have names. For six years Tom Burgis has been on a mission to expose corruption and give voice to the millions of Africans who suffer the consequences of living under this curse. Combining deep reporting with an action-packed narrative, he travels to the heart of Africa's resource states, meeting a warlord in Nigeria's oil-soaked Niger Delta and crossing a warzone to reach a remote mineral mine in eastern Congo. The result is a blistering investigation that throws a completely fresh light on the workings of the global economy and will make you think twice about what goes into the mobile phone in your pocket and the tank of your car
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
338.2096
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
The looting machine : warlords, tycoons, smugglers, and the systematic theft of Africa's wealth, Tom Burgis
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The looting machine : warlords, tycoons, smugglers, and the systematic theft of Africa's wealth, Tom Burgis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
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  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
15888789
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24 cm.
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Extent
xi, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007523092
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
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illustrations (chiefly colour), map, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) RO665799
  • (OCoLC)904786792
  • (Nz-Kotui)3267781

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