July 12, 2014

When Wall Street Went to Africa

Christiane Badgley, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.

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