Category Archives: Africa

The Blood Rubies of Montepuez

The Blood Rubies of Montepuez Some 40 percent of the world’s rubies lie in one mining concession in Mozambique, where a troubling pattern of violence and death contradicts the claim of “responsibly sourced.” By Estacio Valoi May 3, 2016 … … Continue reading

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DR Congo announces probe into opposition use of US mercenaries

DR Congo announces probe into opposition use of US mercenaries By Afp Published: 11:40 EST, 4 May 2016 | Updated: 11:40 EST, 4 May 2016 DR Congo’s justice minister said on Wednesday he had ordered an investigation into the alleged … Continue reading

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Entebbe plane crash survivors demand sh569m compensation

Entebbe plane crash survivors demand sh569m compensation By Chris Kiwawulo Added 15th April 2016 02:37 PM Two fishermen, who survived death by a whisker when a cargo plane crashed in Lake Victoria destroying their boat, are seeking compensation worth sh569m … Continue reading

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Imperatives of quick anti – piracy response in Nigerian waters

Imperatives of quick anti – piracy response in Nigerian waters By Anthony Nwachukwu On 14/04/2016 06:45:27 AM Of recent, the spate of piracy on and off the Nigerian coastal waters has been on the increase and should worry the Nigerian … Continue reading

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Enough’s John Prendergast Testifies to Congress: South Sudan “Kidnapped by its Leaders”

Enough’s John Prendergast Testifies to Congress: South Sudan “Kidnapped by its Leaders” Date: Apr 27, 2016 Revelations on Erik Prince’s Frontier Services Group; Justice Department Urged to Investigate John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, testified today on “South Sudan’s Prospects … Continue reading

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Assessing the Performance of Corporate Private Security Organizations in Crime Prevention in Lagos State, Nigeria

Assessing the Performance of Corporate Private Security Organizations in Crime Prevention in Lagos State, Nigeria

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Assessing the Performance of Corporate Private Security Organizations in Crime Prevention in Lagos State, Nigeria

Assessing the Performance of Corporate Private Security Organizations in Crime Prevention in Lagos State, Nigeria

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Uncovering Blackwater CEO Erik Prince’s Plan to Build a Private Air Force

WNYC 93.9 FM The Leonard Lopate Show Uncovering Blackwater CEO Erik Prince’s Plan to Build a Private Air Force Erik Prince, the chairman of Blackwater USA, displays a photo of a Blackwater vehicle hit by a suicide car bomb in … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone Country ‘helped deploy ex-child soldiers to Iraq’

Sierra Leone Country ‘helped deploy ex-child soldiers to Iraq’ Thousands of children were forced to fight in Sierra Leone’s 11-year civil war, which ended in 2002. More than 50,000 people were killed in the fighting and many tens of thousands … Continue reading

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ISR flights and U.S. SOF operations in Tunisia

ISR flights and U.S. SOF operations in Tunisia April 19, 2016 / conflictgeographies James Walker and I have an article forthcoming in Geopolitics (see here for final draft) that traces the growing U.S. military presence in Africa. One of the … Continue reading

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