Category Archives: Mercenaries

South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram

South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram NPR: Morning Edition 26 March 2015 STEVE INSKEEP: Today is the final day of campaigning for Nigeria’s presidential election – an election that was postponed six weeks ago because … Continue reading

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The Return of the Mercenary

The Return of the Mercenary How private armies, and the technology they use, are changing warfare Kathy Gilsinan Mar 25 2015, 10:39 AM ET Rande Archer/Flickr The use of mercenaries in warfare has a very long history—much longer, in fact, … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Defeating Boko Haram With Mercenaries

Nigeria: Defeating Boko Haram With Mercenaries.. Photo: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IRIN (file photo) opinion By Is’haq Modibbo KawuLET me first start, that like all Nigerian patriots, I feel happy that in a few weeks, the Nigerian Army and allies from Chad … Continue reading

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UKRAINE TO LEGALIZE THE ENGAGEMENT OF FOREIGN SOLDIERS

UKRAINE TO LEGALIZE THE ENGAGEMENT OF FOREIGN SOLDIERS WPS: Defense & Security Dmitry Runkevich, Yelena Malai Izvestia (Moscow issue), March 20, 2015, p. 3 23 March 2015 THE SUPREME RADA IS READY TO ALLOW ANYONE TO SERVE IN THE ARMED … Continue reading

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The Rogue State – Jonathan, His Mercenaries and Ethnic Militias [opinion]

The Rogue State – Jonathan, His Mercenaries and Ethnic Militias [opinion] All Africa By by Adeolu Ademoyo 23 March 2015 03:13 Mar 23, 2015 (Premium Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Some seemingly disconnected events show the desperation of … Continue reading

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War On Terror – Security Experts Back Use of Mercenaries

War On Terror – Security Experts Back Use of Mercenaries All Africa By by Stella Omona 22 March 2015 16:03 Abuja, Mar 22, 2015 (Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Nigerian security experts have thrown their weight behind … Continue reading

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In Boko Haram Fight, Lines Blur Between Nigeria Troops, Foreign Mercenaries

In Boko Haram Fight, Lines Blur Between Nigeria Troops, Foreign Mercenaries Chadian soldiers escorting a group of journalists ride on trucks and pickups in the Nigerian city of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Ibrahim Ahmed, Mike Eckel March 20, 2015 3:43 … Continue reading

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Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa

Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa The Economist. 414.8930 (Mar. 21, 2015): p42(US). South Africa struggles in vain to ban soldiers of fortune DURING the 1980s Leon Lotz fought for the “Koevoet” (“crowbar” in Afrikaans), a South African … Continue reading

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Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

March 20 2015, 10.45am EDT Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram South Africans have a reputation for being among the best mercenaries in the world. It’s no wonder Nigeria is turning to them. Author … Continue reading

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Hiring ex-Apartheid mercenaries by Nigeria is awkward for modern South Africa

Soldiers of misfortune Hiring ex-Apartheid mercenaries by Nigeria is awkward for modern South Africa These guns are not for hire((AP Photo/Bernat Armangue))   SHARE Written by Sibusiso Tshabalala Obsession Nigeria Now March 16, 2015 Leon Lotz, a white South African … Continue reading

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