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Tom Burgis

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Tom Burgis is an investigations correspondent at the Financial Times, based in London. Previously, he was the paper's west Africa correspondent, based in Lagos, and Johannesburg correspondent. His book, "The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa's Wealth," was published in 2015. The New York Times called it a "brave, defiant book." Burgis won top prize for investigative reporting at the 2015 Society of Publishers in Asia awards and FT's Jones-Mauthner Memorial Prize in 2013, and was short-listed in 2015 for the European Press Prize and Young Journalist of the Year at the 2010 British Press Awards. Before joining the FT, he did a stint in Chile and traveled the world covering globalization and its discontents.

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