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One Man Private Army

Bob Denard. Via Militaryphotos.net One Man Private Army Invading an impoverished country mostly by himself, legendary gun-for-hire Bob Denard created a whole class of modern mercenary—and a new way of war David Axe in War is Boring An excerpt from … Continue reading

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Ex KDF Soldiers To Be Charged

Monday, 07 April 2014 13:31 Ex KDF Soldiers To Be Charged The trial of 27 Kenya Defence Forces soldiers is expected to start today, Monday at the court martial in Mtongwe naval base, in Mombasa County. The soldiers are facing … Continue reading

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Witness narrates horror in court

Witness narrates horror in court The New Dawn 7 April 2014 The Criminal Court “D” hearing the mercenary trial involving 18 Liberians, listened to horrible testimonies Thursday, 3 April when an ex-fighter, Baryee Gaye, narrated he and the defendants’ alleged … Continue reading

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US war contractor cements Kenyan presence with second acquisition

US war contractor cements Kenyan presence with second acquisition Business Daily By Hellen Githaiga 2 April 2014, Copyright 2014 Nation Media Group. A US defence contractor has acquired a second local aviation company to provide logistics services to Kenya’s nascent … Continue reading

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Two British maritime security guards arrested in Nigeria

Two British maritime security guards arrested in Nigeria By Marcus Hand from  Singapore Port2Port West Africa has vehemently denied allegations against two of its British security contractors arrested in Nigeria. Port2Port confirmed that two of its security contractors, Vincent Hayward … Continue reading

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Dyncorp rolls out first 16 armoured personnel carriers for UN mission in Mali

Dyncorp rolls out first 16 armoured personnel carriers for UN mission in Mali Written by Oscar Nkala/Guy Martin, Monday, 31 March 2014 US defence services provider and equipment manufacturer Dyncorp International and its partner OTT Technologies Mozambique have rolled out … Continue reading

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Turkana oil find attracts US private security baron

Business Daily Turkana oil find attracts US private security baron By Herbling David, hdavid@ke.nationmedia.com 24 February 2014, A former US navy SEAL has acquired a local aviation company to provide logistics services to Kenya’s nascent oil and gas industry, highlighting … Continue reading

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Mozambique: Tax Authority Threatens to Confiscate UN Armoured Cars

Mozambique: Tax Authority Threatens to Confiscate UN Armoured Cars 24 March 2014 Maputo — The chairperson of the Mozambican Tax Authority (AT), Rosario Fernandes, has claimed that the assembly and attempted export of armoured cars for the United Nations involved … Continue reading

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Telecoms contractor could be called to account for drone deaths

Public Sector IT Exploring the challenges involved in large-scale IT in the public sector Telecoms contractor could be called to account for drone deaths By Mark Ballard on March 21, 2014 12:22 PM Telecoms supplier BT could be asked to … Continue reading

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US war contractor lines up 25 planes for Kilifi airstrip

US war contractor lines up 25 planes for Kilifi airstrip Former US Navy Seal and Blackwater founder Erik Prince. Photo/FILE By WASHINGTON GIKUNJU, wgikunju@ke.nationmedia.com Posted  Monday, March 17  2014 at  20:33 In Summary Company targets Chinese firms and State agencies with surveillance … Continue reading

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