Category Archives: Africa

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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Security Sector Reform in South Sudan

[Translate] Security Sector Reform in South Sudan

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Simon Mann demands his cash back

[Translate] Simon Mann demands his cash back September 9, 2016 in News, Politics CONVICTED British mercenary Simon Mann has instructed his Zimbabwean lawyer Jonathan Samukange to sue the state to recover the US$188 000 he paid for firearms from the Zimbabwe … Continue reading

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Private Security Company In Ethiopia: In The Case Of Addis Ababa Activitis, Challenges And Opportunites

[Translate] Private Security Company In Ethiopia: In The Case Of Addis Ababa Activitis, Challenges And Opportunites  

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Countering piracy through private security in the Horn of Africa: prospects and pitfalls

[Translate] Countering piracy through private security in the Horn of Africa: prospects and pitfalls

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