Category Archives: Africa

The emergence of private security governance: Assessing facilitating conditions in the case of Somali piracy

[Translate] The emergence of private security governance: Assessing facilitating conditions in the case of Somali piracy

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Challenges of Providing Security in Lagos State: The Case of Corporate Private Security Organizations

[Translate] Challenges of Providing Security in Lagos State: The Case of Corporate Private Security Organizations

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‘Blackwater Air’ Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces

[Translate] ‘Blackwater Air’ Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces A corporate descendant of the notorious guns-for-hire firm just got a $204 million contract to support American troops in Africa. David Axe 02.13.17 1:15 AM ET A mercenary air … Continue reading

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Transcom Awards 3 Firms Air Transportation Service Contracts Worth $518M Total

[Translate] Transcom Awards 3 Firms Air Transportation Service Contracts Worth $518M Total Dominique Stump February 7, 2017 Contract Awards, News 127 Views The U.S. Transportation Command has awarded three companies separate contracts worth a combined $518.1 million to provide air transportation services within the U.S. Africa … Continue reading

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The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Boko Haram

[Translate] The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Boko Haram Eeben Barlow February 1, 2017 Africa, Central Africa, Features, Security, Southern Africa Smoldering cars and buildings product of a suicide bombing attempt by Boko Haram. Photo courtesy of the Diariocrítico … Continue reading

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The Instant Air Force: The Creation of the CIA’s Air Unit in the Congo, 1962

[Translate] The Instant Air Force: The Creation of the CIA’s Air Unit in the Congo, 1962

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Gambia’s President Is Paying Mercenaries To Help His Cause After Shocking Election Defeat

[Translate] Gambia’s President Is Paying Mercenaries To Help His Cause After Shocking Election Defeat “Jammeh is ready to fight to the teeth and spend money to stay in power,” said an ex-Liberian soldier who said he is being recruited by the … Continue reading

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Involvement of the private security sector in African conflicts, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance operations : final technical report (3 November 2008 – 3 May 2012)

[Translate] Involvement of the private security sector in African conflicts, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance operations : final technical report (3 November 2008 – 3 May 2012)

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Soldiers of Misfortune: The Angolan Civil War, the British Mercenary Intervention, and UK policy towards Southern Africa, 1975-6

[Translate] Soldiers of Misfortune: The Angolan Civil War, the British Mercenary Intervention, and UK policy towards Southern Africa, 1975-6

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The Simon Mann Trial, the Demise of the “Dogs of War,” and the Discursive Legitimation of “Humanitarian” Private Security Companies in Africa

[Translate] The Simon Mann Trial, the Demise of the “Dogs of War,” and the Discursive Legitimation of “Humanitarian” Private Security Companies in Africa

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