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John LeCarre's The Constant Gardener is a superb fictional treatment of exactly this scenario.

I prefer the book to the movie.

Good suggestion and I endorse it enthusiastically. BTW, LeCarre's novel was written only a few years after the Post's expose. The Constant Gardner may well be based on this case. The similarities are very strong except for making the company responsible in the book a native African company instead of a well-known European giant.

it really is a colossal disaster that the millions of people living on the continent of africa function as a very large receptacle of things that are unacceptable or no longer necessary in the west...computers, cell phones, incredibly dangerous drugs...what a nightmare.

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