Category Archives: Africa

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

[Translate] Private Security in Africa From the Global Assemblage to the Everyday Edited by Paul Higate Distributed for Zed Books 256 pages | 6 x 9 Across Africa, growing economic inequality, instability, and urbanization have led to the rapid rise … Continue reading

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Private contractor used to evacuate US forces in Niger ambush

[Translate] Private contractor used to evacuate US forces in Niger ambush By Barbara Starr, Greg Wallace and Jamie Crawford, CNN Updated 4:01 PM ET, Wed October 18, 2017 Now Playing Pentagon investigating…   Pentagon investigating soldiers death in Niger 03:30 … Continue reading

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Ex-President Jonathan hired Ukrainian mercenaries to fight Boko Haram – Ex-NAF chief Mohammed Mamu

[Translate] Ex-President Jonathan hired Ukrainian mercenaries to fight Boko Haram – Ex-NAF chief Mohammed Mamu By Sheriff Bona– October 14, 2017 File Photo   Mohammed Mamu, former chief of administration of the Nigerian air force, says the office of the … Continue reading

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‘How We Fought Boko Haram With Ukranian Mercenaries Posing As Instructors’ -Retired Airforce Chief

[Translate] ‘How We Fought Boko Haram With Ukranian Mercenaries Posing As Instructors’ -Retired Airforce Chief A former Chief of Administration at the Nigerian Air Force headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Alkali Mamu yesterday told an FCT High Court how foreign … Continue reading

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Saya Defense Services awarded sub-contract

[Translate] Saya Defense Services awarded sub-contract Press release Oct 10, 2017 William Wassink, chief executive officer of Saya Defense Services, Inc. of Abilene, announced Oct. 3 that the company has been awarded a sub-contract as part of an Africa Peacekeeping … Continue reading

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Louis Michel Thibault Ex-mercenary whose heritage enriched the Cape

[Translate] Louis Michel Thibault  Ex-mercenary whose heritage enriched the Cape

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THE UPRISING OF THE MERCENARIES AGAINST MOBUTU IN 1967

[Translate] THE UPRISING OF THE MERCENARIES AGAINST MOBUTU IN 1967

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Rebel or Mercenary? A Profile of Chad’s General Mahamat Mahdi Ali

[Translate] Rebel or Mercenary? A Profile of Chad’s General Mahamat Mahdi Ali Posted on September 7, 2017 Andrew McGregor September 7, 2017 In April 2017, the foreign minister of Libya’s Tripoli-based Presidency Council estimated the number of Chadian mercenaries operating … Continue reading

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Frontier Risk” and the Sino-American Scramble in the Sahel

[Translate] Frontier Risk” and the Sino-American Scramble in the Sahel Eric Covey From: American Quarterly Volume 69, Number 3, September 2017 pp. 653-673 | 10.1353/aq.2017.0055 AbstractAbstract: While the Pacific—especially the South China Sea—has often been imagined as a possible site … Continue reading

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Liberia Incorporated: military contracting, cohesion and inclusion in Charles Taylor’s Liberia

[Translate] Liberia Incorporated: military contracting, cohesion and inclusion in Charles Taylor’s Liberia Ilmari Käihkö Pages 53-72 | Published online: 27 Jan 2017 Abstract In the existing literature, compensation is often understood to be an inferior source of cohesion in military … Continue reading

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