Category Archives: South Africa

Erik Prince eyes South Africa

 Erik Prince eyes South Africa Erik Prince, the founder of the notorious former Blackwater, is(…) [ 110 words ] [€1,6] MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE : Erik Prince | Blackwater | Frontier Services Group | Ivor Ichikowitz | Rachel Braud | Saladin Security | … Continue reading

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Soldiers for hire: SA’s great security risk

Soldiers for hire: SA’s great security risk Bongani Mbindwane 25 May 2015 01:13 (South Africa) Today being Africa Day, South Africa should be introspective over the viability of having highly trained SANDF personnel engaging in conflicts within the continent of … Continue reading

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South Africa’s ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram

05 June 2015 | Written by  Francisco Baiocchi South Africa’s ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram Leon Lotz was once a member of the Koevoet – “crowbar” in Afrikaans – a paramilitary police unit created by … Continue reading

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The South African Defence Review (2012) and Private Military/Security Companies (PMSCs): Heralding a shift from prohibition to regulation?

PER vol.16 n.4 Potchefstroom Apr. 2013 The South African Defence Review (2012) and private military / security companies (PMSCs): Heralding a shift from prohibition to regulation? L JumaI; J TsaboraII ILLB (Nrb) LLM (Penn) MA (Notre Dame) LLD (UFH). Professor of Law, Rhodes University. E-Mail: … Continue reading

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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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