A new book explores a multibillion-dollar money laundering conspiracy by gold traders and the human side of the illegal mining economy.
Dan Gertler was first frozen out of the U.S. financial system in 2017 after Paradise Papers exposed how he helped secure lucrative mining rights for commodities giant Glencore.
The Kaloti probe offers rare insight into the illicit gold trade.
Local reporters spent months unearthing court records and hushed-up government audits to reveal the impact of mining across the continent.
A new World Bank survey has surprised experts by showing strong public support for the extractive industries in resource-rich nations, but its methodology has come under question.