Arms Deals Account for '40 Percent of Corruption in World Trade'

From Deutsche Welle

A film based on the book "The Shadow World" by South African activist Andrew Feinstein shows the depth of corruption in the global arms trade. DW’s Daniel Pelz spoke to Feinstein ahead of the cinematic release.

Andrew Feinstein is known in South Africa for his decision to resign his parliamentary mandate in 2001 to protest his party's - the ruling African National Congress (ANC) - refusal to allow an enquiry into a suspicious multi-billion dollar arms deal. He chose to investigate the scandal himself and published the results in a book. This was followed by The Shadow World", an investigation into the global arms trade, which has been turned into a feature length documentary.

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