Tom Burgis

Tom Burgis

Tom Burgis is an investigative correspondent for the Financial Times and the author of "The Looting Machine," a book that provides a global perspective on the exploitation of Africa. Prior to working on his book, Burgis was the West Africa correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Lagos, Nigeria. He has also worked as the newspaper's Johannesburg correspondent. Before joining the Financial Times, he was freelance and spent a year in South America, focusing mostly on Chile's attempt to bring Augusto Pinochet to justice.

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  • @evanromeroc A dangerous principle. It's not the powerful who suffer when free speech is curtailed. Outright incitement, though, is too farFri Feb 24, 10:07am
  • Essential reading here. Why was it Trump who was able to tap into our pervasive anxieties? https://t.co/uliWNuBp4uFri Feb 24, 5:26am
  • @natkpowell @Pol_Sec_Analyst I wouldn't want to bump into either down a dark alley. That said, brave characters keep both somewhat in checkFri Feb 24, 5:24am

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