Category Archives: Africa

South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief to Restore War-Damaged Oil Facilities

South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief to Restore War-Damaged Oil Facilities By Ilya Gridneff Dec 18, 2014 8:19 AM ET Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Erik Prince ran Blackwater from 1997 to 2010, when the company earned an estimated $1… Read More The … Continue reading

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Conflict Inc.: Selling the Arts of War

Conflict Inc.: Selling the Arts of War  Originally broadcast December 7, 1997. This was an episode in the America’s Defense Monitor series, produced by the Center for Defense Information, in Washington, DC, where I worked as an analyst. I wrote … Continue reading

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How seven Norwegian small warships ended up in the hands of a former Niger Delta militant

How seven Norwegian small warships ended up in the hands of a former Niger Delta militant by Morten Böås Posted on December 16, 2014 by Mats Utas Norway is rarely an issue of debate in Nigeria, but on Sunday 14th December … Continue reading

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Prosecution Wants Appeal of Ivorian ‘ Mercenaries ‘ Denied

Prosecution Wants Appeal of Ivorian ‘ Mercenaries ‘ Denied All Africa By by Richard Stephens/Lina 5 December 2014 07:58 Dec 05, 2014 (Liberia News Agency/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Prosecutors in the case involving eight Ivorian nationals accused … Continue reading

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How private military services saved Sierra Leone: The contracting out of military duties came from necessity but help ensure long-lasting security

How private military services saved Sierra Leone: The contracting out of military duties came from necessity but help ensure long-lasting security Written by Marika Josephides (1) Monday, 01 December 2014 18:15 Dismissing private military contractors as mercenaries can be simplistic … Continue reading

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Secret Footage Allegedly Shows Diamond Diggers Being Tortured in Angola

Secret Footage Allegedly Shows Diamond Diggers Being Tortured in Angola Posted 2 December 2014 11:11 GMT A video purportedly showing employees of a private mining security company torturing two Congolese diamond diggers with a machete in Angola has raised the ire of many social … Continue reading

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Liberia: Supreme Court Hears Mercenaries Appeal

The New Dawn (Monrovia) 3 December 2014 Liberia: Supreme Court Hears Mercenaries Appeal By Winston W. Parley State and defense lawyers are expected to appear before the Supreme Court of Liberia at 9 am December 3 to debate an appeal … Continue reading

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High Court to Review 13 Mercenaries’ Life Imprisonment Case On Tuesday

High Court to Review 13 Mercenaries’ Life Imprisonment Case On Tuesday All Africa By by Abednego Davis 1 December 2014 08:49 Dec 01, 2014 (Liberian Observer/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The Supreme Court will consider hearing of the … Continue reading

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Again, Fulani mercenaries kill scores, burn houses in Nasarawa

Again, Fulani mercenaries kill scores, burn houses in Nasarawa Nigerian Tribune 23 November 2014 Asianet Pakistan Private Limited GUNMEN, suspected to be Fulani mercenaries, on Saturday morning, launched another offensive attack at Digan Dogo in Kadarko community of Keana Local … Continue reading

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Agency and Hong Kong firm tussle over aviation licence

Agency and Hong Kong firm tussle over aviation licence Daily Nation By RAMENYA GIBENDI 24 November 2014 The stand-off between Frontier Services Group FSG, a Hong Kong listed company, and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), over an aviation licence is … Continue reading

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