Category Archives: South Africa

Minister warns SA mercenaries in Nigeria

Minister warns SA mercenaries in Nigeria May 21 2015 at 12:46pm By Siyabonga Mkhwanazi Comment on this story INDEPENDENT MEDIA Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Johannesburg – Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has issued a stern warning to South African mercenaries battling Boko … Continue reading

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Special Operations: Overkill Works

Special Operations: Overkill Works May 20, 2015: Since early in 2015 there were rumors that Nigeria, desperate to deal with the growing success of Islamic terrorists (Boko Haram) in the largely Moslem north had hired South Africa mercenaries. Turns out … Continue reading

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Buhari criticizes Army for using SA mercenaries to fight terror

Boko Haram  Buhari criticizes Army for using SA mercenaries to fight terror Buhari also attributed the recent successes in the fight against terror to the mercenaries in question. Published: 07.20 , Refreshed: 07.42 ‘Jola Sotubo play Muhammadu Buhari (Naij) President-elect, … Continue reading

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White mercenaries have Boko Haram on run

White mercenaries have Boko Haram on run Aging South African apartheid-era soldiers sign up for 1 last battle They’re Nigeria’s unlikely saviors – most being white, in their 50s and 60s and combat veterans of the former South African apartheid … Continue reading

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Paid strike force secret weapon

Paid strike force secret weapon The New Zealand Herald Colin Freeman in Abuja 12 May 2015 A018 South African colonel’s grizzled mercenaries help Nigeria turn around its campaign against Boko Haram With their roots in South Africa’s apartheid-era security forces, … Continue reading

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More on Nigeria’s South African Mercenaries

More on Nigeria’s South African Mercenaries by John Campbell May 13, 2015 A burnt armour tank is seen abandoned along a road in Bazza town after the Nigerian military recaptured it from Boko Haram, in Adamawa state, May 10, 2015. … Continue reading

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South African mercenaries’ secret war on Boko Haram

South African mercenaries’ secret war on Boko Haram Mercenaries from South Africa have proved quietly decisive in helping the Nigerian military turn around its campaign against Boko Haram, writes Colin Freeman in Abuja Eeben Barlow in 1997 Photo: Reuters By Colin … Continue reading

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G4S abuses in South African prison still ignored

G4S abuses in South African prison still ignored Ruth Hopkins 1 May 2015 Investigations and reports into allegations of widespread human-rights violations at G4S-run Mangaung prison have stalled. Can anyone wrangle the private security behemoth? Wits Justice Project. All rights … Continue reading

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FEEDING THE NARRATIVE

Saturday, April 25, 2015 FEEDING THE NARRATIVE The recent activities of STTEP International Ltd in Nigeria have given rise to a multitude of comments from some in the media, much of it aimed at trying to discredit both the Nigerian … Continue reading

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Executive Outcomes OGN

Staff Picks (May): Executive Outcomes OGN Were I to mention “Africa” and “Hermes Press,” you would initially think of The Phantom, not a story based on true events in that area of the world. Executive Outcomes is a departure from … Continue reading

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