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Below is a selection of valuable resources on corruption, kleptocracy and organised crime, from investigative journalism to primetime TV drama, archives to Afrobeat

Book

Misha Glenny: McMafia

Book

The masterpiece that first revealed how organised crime had gone global

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Journalism

The Mueller Report

Journalism

More tweeted about than read. Here with Washington Post annotations.

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Documentary

Virunga

Documentary

Corruption turns a Congolese paradise into a nightmare 

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Drama

Syriana

Drama

George Clooney and Matt Damon perform corruption

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Book

Martin Meredith: Diamonds, Gold and War

Book

Africa’s curse of riches

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Steve Coll: Private Empire

Book

Exxon bestrides the globe

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Michela Wrong: It’s Our Turn to Eat

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One man’s fight against corruption in Kenya

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Naomi Klein: No Logo

Book

Still the essential read on corporate power

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Roberto Saviano: Gomorrah

Book

A reporter goes undercover in the mafia

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Sarah Chayes: Thieves of State

Book

How corruption causes terrorism

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Gabriel Zucman: The Hidden Wealth of Nations

Book

Where all the money went

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Mark Galeotti: The Vory

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Authoritative account of the rise of Russian organised crime

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Scott Horton: Lords of Secrecy

Book

The US secrecy state exposed

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Adam Roberts: The Wonga Coup

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English toffs plot to take over an African petro-state

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Music

Miriam Makeba: A Piece of Ground

Music

A history of the plunder of Africa in three soulful minutes

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Music

Hexplosivo Mental

Music

Angolan protest rap

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Music

Nneka: VIP

Music

German-Nigerian singer-songwriter’s lament on corruption

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Music

Fela Kuti: International Thief

Music

The Afrobeat anthem against the corruption that consumed Nigeria

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Photography

Wolfgang Tillmans: Truth Study Center

Photography

A visual exploration of the instability of truth

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Drama

Line of Duty

Drama

The terrible power of corruption as told on primetime TV

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Archive

The Steele Dossier

Archive

The raw intelligence on Trump’s Russian riddle

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Book

Robert Friedman: Red Mafiya

Book

The first exposé of Russian gangsters’ invasion of the US

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Chrystia Freeland: Sale of the Century

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How a canny few captured the wealth of the Soviet Union

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Richard Brooks: The Great Tax Robbery

Book

A Private Eye reporter explains how the rich dodge their taxes

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Nicholas Shaxson: Treasure Islands

Book

Definitive account of the rise of financial secrecy

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Book

Jane Meyer: Dark Money

Book

Power for sale in the land of the free

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Documentary

Adam Curtis: HyperNormalisation

Documentary

How corruption was made to seem normal

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Journalism

Patrick Radden Keefe: Corruption and revolt

Journalism

A fine New Yorker writer on what corruption is 

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Talk

Tutu Alicante: In the Kingdom of Obiang

Talk

Fighting back against one of the world’s longest-ruling kleptocrats

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Archive

The Litvinenko Inquiry

Archive

Not just the poisoning but the world of ex-Soviet corruption the murdered spy investigated

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Book

The Mitrokhin Archive: The KGB in Europe and the West

Book

A defector reveals the KGB’s innermost secrets

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Podcast

Revisionist History: Tempest in a Teacup

Podcast

The irresistible Malcolm Gladwell on organised crime and the American Dream

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