Category Archives: Africa

The U.N.’s mercenary problem

The U.N.’s mercenary problem By Thomas E. Ricks June 23, 2016 Last fall, a former mercenary with the South African firm Executive Outcomes published a comic book account of his involvement in the civil war in Sierra Leone. The war … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Private Army–A Perception Study of PMSC’s in the War Against Boko Haram

Nigeria’s Private Army–A Perception Study of PMSC’s in the War Against Boko Haram

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Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Africa Command Area of Responsibility

252.225-7980 Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Africa Command Area of Responsibility. (DEVIATION 2016-O00008) Use this clause, in lieu of the clause at DFARS 252.225-7040, Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States, in all solicitations … Continue reading

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Private Companies Are Helping African Governments Spy on Their Own People

Private Companies Are Helping African Governments Spy on Their Own People Surveillance for hire by PETER DOERRIE In July 2012, one year after the Arab Spring shook Arab regimes around the world, an email appeared in the inbox of Mamfakinch, … Continue reading

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DR Congo: U.S. Ex-Soldier Accused of Being Mercenary Released

DR Congo: U.S. Ex-Soldier Accused of Being Mercenary Released By Conor Gaffey On 6/9/16 at 8:46 AM Opposition figure Moise Katumbi arrives at a courthouse in Lubumbashi in Democratic Republic of Congo, May 13. A U.S. citizen working for Katumbi … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Private Army

Nigeria’s Private Army

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Private Military Companies, Opportunities, and Termination of Civil Wars in Africa

Private Military Companies, Opportunities, and Termination of Civil Wars in Africa

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THE UNDERBELLY OF GLOBAL SECURITY: SIERRA LEONEAN EX-MILITIAS IN IRAQ

THE UNDERBELLY OF GLOBAL SECURITY: SIERRA LEONEAN EX-MILITIAS IN IRAQ Maya Mynster Christensen* ↵*Maya Mynster Christensen (isk-mk03@fak.dk) is an Assistant Professor at the Royal Danish Defence College. The article has greatly benefited from comments by anonymous reviewers and the editors … Continue reading

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Let the Lion guard the Sheep? The Role of Private Military and Security Industry in African Security

Let the Lion guard the Sheep? The Role of Private Military and Security Industry in African Security Start: 03/05/2016, 9:00 End: 03/05/2016, 12:00 Contact:Prof Thomas Mandrup – +4539151515; Cell: +4522748390 Location: Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen,Købmagergade 46, 3rd … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Top Export: Mercenaries

Men in Kampala look over their paperwork to go to Iraq for Saracen International security: visas, contracts, yellow fever vaccination documents, and flight tickets. Uganda’s Top Export: Mercenaries The African nation makes more money from military contractors than coffee By … Continue reading

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