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The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft …

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.

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…

The Looting Machine

ISBN 10 : 0007523106
ISBN 13 : 9780007523108

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..

The Looting Machine

ISBN 10 : 9781610394390
ISBN 13 : 1610394399

The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other “emerging markets” have transformed..

The Looting Machine

ISBN 10 : 0007523092
ISBN 13 : 9780007523092

The discovery of one of the world's most promising oil frontiers along Africa's west coast has seen the area touted as a prime investment destination. But talk of the reinvention o..


ISBN 10 : 9780786741427
ISBN 13 : 0786741422

After a lifetime's close observation of the continent, one of the world's finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa. It takes a gui..

China S Second Continent

ISBN 10 : 9780385351683
ISBN 13 : 0385351682

A New York Times Notable Book Chinese immigrants of the recent past and unfolding twenty-first century are in search of the African dream. So explains indefatigable traveler Howard..


ISBN 10 : 9780385537766
ISBN 13 : 038553776X

In the powerful travel-writing tradition of Ryszard Kapuscinski and V.S. Naipaul, a haunting memoir of a dangerous and disorienting year of self-discovery in one of the world's unh..

Blood Oil

ISBN 10 : 9780190262921
ISBN 13 : 0190262923

Natural resources like oil and minerals are the largest source of unaccountable power in the world. Petrocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend resource money on weapons and oppress..

The Panama Papers

ISBN 10 : 9781786070487
ISBN 13 : 1786070480

"With precision and purpose, THE PANAMA PAPERS is what 'Follow the Money' means." —Bob Woodward, The Washington Post Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer ..

The State Of Africa

ISBN 10 : 9780857203892
ISBN 13 : 0857203894

Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation..

The Rift

ISBN 10 : 9780316333795
ISBN 13 : 0316333794

A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing it to think again. Africa has long been misunderstood--and abused..

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