Category Archives: Africa

Nigeria’s Private Army

Nigeria’s Private Army

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Private Military Companies, Opportunities, and Termination of Civil Wars in Africa

Private Military Companies, Opportunities, and Termination of Civil Wars in Africa

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THE UNDERBELLY OF GLOBAL SECURITY: SIERRA LEONEAN EX-MILITIAS IN IRAQ

THE UNDERBELLY OF GLOBAL SECURITY: SIERRA LEONEAN EX-MILITIAS IN IRAQ Maya Mynster Christensen* ↵*Maya Mynster Christensen (isk-mk03@fak.dk) is an Assistant Professor at the Royal Danish Defence College. The article has greatly benefited from comments by anonymous reviewers and the editors … Continue reading

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Let the Lion guard the Sheep? The Role of Private Military and Security Industry in African Security

Let the Lion guard the Sheep? The Role of Private Military and Security Industry in African Security Start: 03/05/2016, 9:00 End: 03/05/2016, 12:00 Contact:Prof Thomas Mandrup – +4539151515; Cell: +4522748390 Location: Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen,Købmagergade 46, 3rd … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Top Export: Mercenaries

Men in Kampala look over their paperwork to go to Iraq for Saracen International security: visas, contracts, yellow fever vaccination documents, and flight tickets. Uganda’s Top Export: Mercenaries The African nation makes more money from military contractors than coffee By … Continue reading

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Will a private maritime security model work in the Gulf of Guinea?

Will a private maritime security model work in the Gulf of Guinea? By WAPSN on March 17, 2016 in Maritime Security By Peter Cook, director of SAMI. The use of Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) and their Privately Contracted Armed … Continue reading

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Congo opposition leader denies hiring foreign mercenaries

Congo opposition leader denies hiring foreign mercenaries Fri May 6, 2016 7:04am GMT Print | Single Page [–] Text [+] 1 of 1Full Size By Kenny Katombe LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader … Continue reading

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The Blood Rubies of Montepuez

The Blood Rubies of Montepuez Some 40 percent of the world’s rubies lie in one mining concession in Mozambique, where a troubling pattern of violence and death contradicts the claim of “responsibly sourced.” By Estacio Valoi May 3, 2016 … … Continue reading

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DR Congo announces probe into opposition use of US mercenaries

DR Congo announces probe into opposition use of US mercenaries By Afp Published: 11:40 EST, 4 May 2016 | Updated: 11:40 EST, 4 May 2016 DR Congo’s justice minister said on Wednesday he had ordered an investigation into the alleged … Continue reading

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Entebbe plane crash survivors demand sh569m compensation

Entebbe plane crash survivors demand sh569m compensation By Chris Kiwawulo Added 15th April 2016 02:37 PM Two fishermen, who survived death by a whisker when a cargo plane crashed in Lake Victoria destroying their boat, are seeking compensation worth sh569m … Continue reading

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