Category Archives: Africa

South Africa’s ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram

South Africa’s ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram Battle-hardened soldiers, many of them paramilitary leftovers of the apartheid regime, have pursued private wars simply to put bread on the table One of several images distributed on … Continue reading

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From combat to non-combat action

From combat to non-combat action Private military and security companies and humanitarian assistance operations in Darfur, Sudan Chris M.A. Kwaja Abstract This paper examines the rationale and centrality of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in humanitarian assistance operations in … Continue reading

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WAR ON TERROR – SECURITY EXPERTS BACK USE OF MERCENARIES

WAR ON TERROR – SECURITY EXPERTS BACK USE OF MERCENARIES AllAfrica 03-22-2015 War On Terror – Security Experts Back Use of Mercenaries Abuja, Mar 22, 2015 (Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Nigerian security experts have thrown their … Continue reading

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Boko Haram given old-style South African hiding

Published On: Sun, Apr 12th, 2015 World | By Staff Reporter Boko Haram given old-style South African hiding Johannesburg – This week, Nigeria boasted that its war against Boko Haram was all but won, and that the Jihadist insurgents had … Continue reading

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Simon Mann : I’ve learnt my lesson. Now, any coups going?

Features Simon Mann : I’ve learnt my lesson. Now, any coups going? sundaytimes.co.uk By Rosie Kinchen 12 April 2014 20:01 The one-time dog of war is rebuilding his life after five years in foul prisons, but he can’t resist returning … Continue reading

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War for Profit, Peace at Profit – The African Nexus in Wealth Creation

War for Profit, Peace at Profit – The African Nexus in Wealth Creation Subjects: Military Science, Military Science, Technology and Engineering, Military Science, Military Science, Technology and Engineering, Military Science, Military Science, Military Science Authors: Andrei Pritvorov, Ian Liebenberg Publisher: … Continue reading

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South African Private Security Contractors Active in Armed Conflicts: Citizenship, Prosecution and the Right to Work

South African Private Security Contractors Active in Armed Conflicts: Citizenship, Prosecution and the Right to Work Subjects: Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence, Law, Law, Law and Political Science, Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence, Law, … Continue reading

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Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa

The Economist 21 Mar. 2015: 42(US). Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa South Africa struggles in vain to ban soldiers of fortune DURING the 1980s Leon Lotz fought for the “Koevoet” (“crowbar” in Afrikaans), a South African apartheid-era … Continue reading

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Why some private security and military companies succeed and others fail in taking over public tasks

Why some private security and military companies succeed and others fail in taking over public tasks A  research  based  on  PMSCs  in  Puntland  and  Somaliland by Szabolcs Tam

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USA vs. Academi Bill of Information, June 21, 2010

USA vs. Academi Bill of Information, June 21, 2010

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