Category Archives: Africa

Private Guns in Sub-Saharan Africa

[Translate] Private Guns in Sub-Saharan Africa TV2Africa Published on Jul 12, 2017 The abundance of instability, conflicts, and crime in Sub-Saharan Africa has led to the deployment there of private military and security companies. These concerns, which do the bidding … Continue reading

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Stanford historian follows trail of mercenary European adventurers embarking on ‘Scramble for Africa’

[Translate] April 11, 2017 Stanford historian follows trail of mercenary European adventurers embarking on ‘Scramble for Africa’ Steven Press uncovers an overlooked method of empire-building in the late 1800s that saw Europe make an indelible mark on Africa. Press documents … Continue reading

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Foreign ‘conservation armies’ in Africa may be doing more harm than good

[Translate] Foreign ‘conservation armies’ in Africa may be doing more harm than good July 12, 2017 11.34am EDT British army conducts anti-poaching training in Nanyuki, Kenya. Dai Kurokawa / EPA Authors Rosaleen Duffy Professor of International Politics, University of Sheffield Hannah … Continue reading

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Private Security in Africa: From the Global Assemblage to the Everyday

[Translate] Private Security in Africa: From the Global Assemblage to the Everyday

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Strong footing for Erik Prince and First Hectares in free trade zone

[Translate] Strong footing for Erik Prince and First Hectares in free trade zone The president of Somalia’s South West State Region, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, announced the inauguration of a Free Zone Investment […] 212 words/5.20 EUR

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Private military and security companies policy in Africa: regional policy stasis as agency in international politics

[Translate] Private military and security companies policy in Africa: regional policy stasis as agency in international politics

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One soldier, many Boko Haram mercenaries killed in Borno

[Translate] One soldier, many Boko Haram mercenaries killed in Borno By Segun Olaniyi (Abuja) and Njadvara Musa (Maiduguri)   |   06 July 2017   |   4:30 am • 70 surrendered suspects urge colleagues to lay down arms One … Continue reading

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3 US Military Veterans Reportedly Detained Trying To Enter War-Torn South Sudan

[Translate] 3 US Military Veterans Reportedly Detained Trying To Enter War-Torn South Sudan By Adam Linehan on June 26, 2017 Three U.S. military veterans, including an AWOL 82nd Airborne Division soldier, were reportedly detained on June 21 while attempting  to … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder’s FSG signs security deal with Somali region

[Translate] Blackwater founder’s FSG signs security deal with Somali region Written by Reuters, Thursday, 22 June 2017 Frontier Services Group (FSG), co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Private Army: A Perception Study of Private Military Contractors in the War Against Boko Haram

[Translate] Nigeria’s Private Army: A Perception Study of Private Military Contractors in the War Against Boko Haram

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