Category Archives: Africa

Blackwater founder Erik Prince to help Chinese firms set up shop in Africa

Blackwater founder Erik Prince to help Chinese firms set up shop in Africa PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 July, 2014, 5:02am UPDATED : Sunday, 06 July, 2014, 5:02am Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Erik Prince will ease Chinese firms’ path into Africa. Erik … Continue reading

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Ex-mercenary & SAS officer: Worst atrocities committed by child soldiers

Ex-mercenary & SAS officer: Worst atrocities committed by child soldiers June 30, 2014 08:30 Download video (205.14 MB) Soldiers of fortune. Hired guns. Mercenaries. They’ve existed throughout the known history of mankind, always there, where the flames of war are … Continue reading

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Nigerian navy preventing use of armed guards

INTERNATIONAL: Nigerian navy preventing use of armed guards by David Osler — last modified Jun 27, 2014 11:21 AM Nigeria’s navy is forcibly preventing the use of security guards from either private military companies or the country’s own police force … Continue reading

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Mercenaries’ Lawyer Claims Bribery

Mercenaries’ Lawyer Claims Bribery All Africa 20 June 2014 08:54 Jun 20, 2014 (The NEWS/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The unanimous verdict in the just-ended mercenary trial involving 13 Liberians is said to be marred by allegation of … Continue reading

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Armed Guards off Nigeria in Hot Water?

June 23, 2014 Armed Guards off Nigeria in Hot Water? By MarEx The latest security advisory for Nigeria issued by the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) effectively renders the use of armed guards commercially placed on merchant vessels illegal and is … Continue reading

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13 mercenaries get life jail in Liberia

13 mercenaries get life jail in Liberia APANEWS 17 June 2014 APA-Monrovia (Liberia)- All 13 Liberian mercenaries found guilty by a six-man jury at the Criminal Court ‘D’ were on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment. Criminal Court ‘D’ presiding Judge … Continue reading

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Liberia: Re-Trial Argument in Liberia Mercenaries Case, Judge Rules

Liberia: Re-Trial Argument in Liberia Mercenaries Case, Judge Rules By Kennedy L. Yangian, 17 June 2014 Monrovia — trial motion pending before him for hearing and determination, Presiding Judge Emery Paye is expected to render Judgment into the guilty verdict … Continue reading

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Lawyer Questions Guilty Ruling in Liberia Mercenary Case

Lawyer Questions Guilty Ruling in Liberia Mercenary Case All Africa By by Kennedy L.Yangian 12 June 2014 07:17 Monrovia, Jun 12, 2014 (FrontPageAfrica/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Defense lead lawyer in the mercenary trial where 13 defendants were … Continue reading

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Senegal – Regional Seminar On the Montreux Document and Private Military and Security Companies

Senegal – Regional Seminar On the Montreux Document and Private Military and Security Companies [press release] All Africa 4 June 2014 18:01 Dakar, Jun 04, 2014 (International Committee of the Red Cross/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — A two-day … Continue reading

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Guilty!

Guilty! The New Dawn 11 June 2014 Thirteen Liberian mercenaries have been adjudged guilty following over two years of trial for alleged cross border attacks against neighboring Ivorian President Alassane Ouatara’s government. The mercenary trial here is the first in … Continue reading

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