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Enough’s John Prendergast Testifies to Congress: South Sudan “Kidnapped by its Leaders”

Enough’s John Prendergast Testifies to Congress: South Sudan “Kidnapped by its Leaders” Date: Apr 27, 2016 Revelations on Erik Prince’s Frontier Services Group; Justice Department Urged to Investigate John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, testified today on “South Sudan’s Prospects … Continue reading

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Assessing the Performance of Corporate Private Security Organizations in Crime Prevention in Lagos State, Nigeria

Assessing the Performance of Corporate Private Security Organizations in Crime Prevention in Lagos State, Nigeria

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Assessing the Performance of Corporate Private Security Organizations in Crime Prevention in Lagos State, Nigeria

Assessing the Performance of Corporate Private Security Organizations in Crime Prevention in Lagos State, Nigeria

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Uncovering Blackwater CEO Erik Prince’s Plan to Build a Private Air Force

WNYC 93.9 FM The Leonard Lopate Show Uncovering Blackwater CEO Erik Prince’s Plan to Build a Private Air Force Erik Prince, the chairman of Blackwater USA, displays a photo of a Blackwater vehicle hit by a suicide car bomb in … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone Country ‘helped deploy ex-child soldiers to Iraq’

Sierra Leone Country ‘helped deploy ex-child soldiers to Iraq’ Thousands of children were forced to fight in Sierra Leone’s 11-year civil war, which ended in 2002. More than 50,000 people were killed in the fighting and many tens of thousands … Continue reading

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ISR flights and U.S. SOF operations in Tunisia

ISR flights and U.S. SOF operations in Tunisia April 19, 2016 / conflictgeographies James Walker and I have an article forthcoming in Geopolitics (see here for final draft) that traces the growing U.S. military presence in Africa. One of the … Continue reading

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Tracking the U.S. Military’s Presence in Africa

Tracing the U.S. Military’s Presence in Africa Adam Moore University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) James Walker University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) January 8, 2016 Abstract: In recent years there has been growing recognition of the militarization of U.S. … Continue reading

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UK firm ’employed former child soldiers’ as mercenaries in Iraq

UK firm ’employed former child soldiers’ as mercenaries in Iraq Former director acknowledges Aegis Defence Services may have recruited former child fighters in Sierra Leone A 2000 image of a 14-year-old soldier in Sierra Leone Photograph: Adam Butler/AP Global development … Continue reading

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Does Erik Prince’s Private Air Force Even Make Sense?

Does Erik Prince’s Private Air Force Even Make Sense? The mercenary entrepreneur is probably wrong about the market for private warplanes AfricaAviationMercenaries April 14, 2016 Peter Dörrie 0 Africa2 Erik Prince1 You probably remember Blackwater, the notorious U.S. mercenary company … Continue reading

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Tempus Applied Solutions Awarded U.S. Africa Command Contract

Tempus Applied Solutions Awarded U.S. Africa Command Contract Tempus to provide fixed and rotary wing services to U.S. AFRICOM Apr 01, 2016, 10:38 ET from Tempus Applied Solutions WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Tempus Applied Solutions (Tempus) announced today … Continue reading

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