Category Archives: Africa

South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram

South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram NPR: Morning Edition 26 March 2015 STEVE INSKEEP: Today is the final day of campaigning for Nigeria’s presidential election – an election that was postponed six weeks ago because … Continue reading

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Information Operations in a Contingency Environment: Summary of Weaknesses Identified in Reports Issued From October 6, 2006, Through November 7, 2013

Audit Report 03-27-2015 Joint Warfighting and Readiness Information Operations in a Contingency Environment: Summary of Weaknesses Identified in Reports Issued From October 6, 2006, Through November 7, 2013 (Project No. D2015-D000CF-0108.000) DODIG-2015-100 The report is Classified. To request a copy, … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Defeating Boko Haram With Mercenaries

Nigeria: Defeating Boko Haram With Mercenaries.. Photo: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IRIN (file photo) opinion By Is’haq Modibbo KawuLET me first start, that like all Nigerian patriots, I feel happy that in a few weeks, the Nigerian Army and allies from Chad … Continue reading

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The Rogue State – Jonathan, His Mercenaries and Ethnic Militias [opinion]

The Rogue State – Jonathan, His Mercenaries and Ethnic Militias [opinion] All Africa By by Adeolu Ademoyo 23 March 2015 03:13 Mar 23, 2015 (Premium Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Some seemingly disconnected events show the desperation of … Continue reading

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War On Terror – Security Experts Back Use of Mercenaries

War On Terror – Security Experts Back Use of Mercenaries All Africa By by Stella Omona 22 March 2015 16:03 Abuja, Mar 22, 2015 (Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Nigerian security experts have thrown their weight behind … Continue reading

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AAR Awarded Contract for Airlift Charter Services with UN

AAR Awarded Contract for Airlift Charter Services with UN News Staff posted on March 19, 2015 19:38 (Wood Dale, Ill., March 19, 2015) – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces that AAR Airlift has been awarded a contract by the United Nations … Continue reading

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Stakeholders clear air on armed security on board vessels

Stakeholders clear air on armed security on board vessels 17.Mar.2015 The statement issued recently by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) that henceforth ‘all armed and unarmed’ security on board vessels would be prohibited on Nigerian territorial waters … Continue reading

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In Boko Haram Fight, Lines Blur Between Nigeria Troops, Foreign Mercenaries

In Boko Haram Fight, Lines Blur Between Nigeria Troops, Foreign Mercenaries Chadian soldiers escorting a group of journalists ride on trucks and pickups in the Nigerian city of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Ibrahim Ahmed, Mike Eckel March 20, 2015 3:43 … Continue reading

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Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa

Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa The Economist. 414.8930 (Mar. 21, 2015): p42(US). 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 … Continue reading

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Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

March 20 2015, 10.45am EDT Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram South Africans have a reputation for being among the best mercenaries in the world. It’s no wonder Nigeria is turning to them. Author … Continue reading

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