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Making a Killing

The business of war

A handful of companies with connections to governments, and, sometimes organizations, have profited from war commerce.

The curious bonds of oil diplomacy

The tongues of yellow flames from flaring gas burn like candlesticks lined up in a cathedral, lighting the night sky of the port city of Malabo and sending black fumes billowing upwards. In the waters offshore, oil rigs and production platforms sit majestically, sucking hundred of thousands of barrels a day from the deep sea oil fields of Equatorial Guinea.

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