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    • The Looting Machine

    • Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
    • By: Tom Burgis
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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 their economies, Africa's resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain. While Africa accounts for about 30 percent of the world's reserves of hydrocarbons and minerals and 14 percent of the world's population, its share of global manufacturing stood in 2011 exactly where it stood in 2000: at 1 percent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indispensable reading

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-09-15
    • Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
    • By: Tom Burgis
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 126 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

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

    • By: Tom Burgis
    • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce Lockhart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    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 percent of the planet's crude oil, 40 percent of its gold, and 80 percent 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing read

    • By kennedy.bahati on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $16.77