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January 22, 2013

By EJ Fagan

EJ Fagan was New Media Coordinator for the FTC from 2011-2013. He is now Deputy Communications Director for Global Financial Integrity. You can follow him on Twitter @ejfagan.

Stealing Africa, a documentary in the series Why Poverty that focuses on the case of the international mining giant Glencore in Zambia, is a must-watch for anyone concerned with domestic resource mobilization, global poverty, the resource curse, or illicit financial flows. These topics mesh together to one simple idea: money that should be staying in Africa’s poorest nations is in fact fleeing at an astounding rate, and something needs to be done about it.

Task Force Director Raymond Baker and Tax Justice Network’s John Christensen and Nick Shaxson appear at length in the documentary. It runs for 58:27 below:

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