Category Archives: Africa

Nigeria: Defence Headquarters Denies Considering South African Mercenaries

Nigeria: Defence Headquarters Denies Considering South African Mercenaries By Adedayo Akinwale Abuja — The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has denied any consideration for recruitment of security contractors and mercenaries from South Africa to help Nigerian military in the ongoing counter-terrorism efforts … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Rattled By Boko Haram’s Resurgence, DHQ Considers Recall of S’African Mercenaries

Nigeria: Rattled By Boko Haram’s Resurgence, DHQ Considers Recall of S’African Mercenaries By Iyobosa Uwugiaren Abuja — Rattled by the recent killings of the Commanding Officer of the 272 Special Task Force Task Battalion, Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu-Ali and six … Continue reading

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Africa: A Goldmine for Security Contractors

Published on November 30th, 2016 | by David Isenberg Africa: A Goldmine for Security Contractors by David Isenberg In recent years, U.S. military operations in Africa have greatly expanded. Washington has established forward operating locations (FOL) and drone bases. It … Continue reading

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Private Maritime Security with Active Duty Personnel

Private Maritime Security with Active Duty Personnel Damen FCS 3307 (file image) By MarEx 2016-11-11 19:55:32 A Cyprus-based security firm, Diaplous Maritime Services, has announced a new Nigerian division offering private maritime security services – provided in conjunction with the Nigerian Navy. … Continue reading

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Report of the Ethiopia Regional Conference on Private Military and Security Companies

Report of the Ethiopia Regional Conference on Private Military and Security Companies

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Why Nigeria Should Consider Adopting the Montreux Document Relating to Private Military and Security Companies

Why Nigeria Should Consider Adopting the Montreux Document Relating to Private Military and Security Companies

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Logistics contracting and U.S. military operations in Niger and Cameroon

Logistics contracting and U.S. military operations in Niger and Cameroon

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Military Companies and African Security 1990–98

Military Companies and African Security 1990–98

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Tracing The U.S. Military’s Presence in Africa

Tracing The U.S. Military’s Presence in Africa

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Chinese Private Security Companies Go to Africa

Monday, September 5, 2016 Chinese Private Security Companies Go to Africa Trainee in Beijing bodyguard training camp.  photo credit CFP China’s “going out” policy has landed Chinese firms in many high risk environments. Not surprisingly, this has stimulated the growth … Continue reading

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