Tag Archives: Africa

Shadow Soldiering: Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

[Translate] Shadow Soldiering: Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting  Maya Mynster Christensen Keywords: ethnography; private security contractors; Sierra Leone; soldiering Published (Print): 01 Jun 2017 Article Type: Research Article Pages: 24–41 Purchase article (USD $30.00) Abstract Contemporary … Continue reading

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Private military and security companies policy in Africa: regional policy stasis as agency in international politics

[Translate] Private military and security companies policy in Africa: regional policy stasis as agency in international politics Tshepo T. Gwatiwa Abstract The purpose of this article is to explain the policy stasis around private security regulation in Africa. Africa is … Continue reading

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Private military companies in Africa: The dark horses of security outsourcing

[Translate] Private military companies in Africa: The dark horses of security outsourcing  

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Nigerian Navy makes a stand on embarked armed guards

[Translate] News | 12 Oct 2017 Nigerian Navy makes a stand on embarked armed guards Nigeria The Nigerian Navy finally have now officially, clearly and unambiguously stated that the Memorandum of Understanding is NOT about embarking armed guards on client vessels. … Continue reading

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Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination on its mission to the CAR

[Translate] Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination on its mission to the CAR (A/HRC/36/47/Add.1) (Advance unedited version) Report … Continue reading

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“Frontier Risk” and the Sino-American Scramble in the Sahel

[Translate] “Frontier Risk” and the Sino-American Scramble in the Sahel Eric Covey From: American Quarterly Volume 69, Number 3, September 2017 pp. 653-673 | 10.1353/aq.2017.0055 AbstractAbstract: While the Pacific—especially the South China Sea—has often been imagined as a possible site … Continue reading

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Africa: Private Security in Africa – Time to Regulate the Bad and Harness the Good

[Translate] Africa: Private Security in Africa – Time to Regulate the Bad and Harness the Good analysis By Julie Berg, University of Cape Town A familiar scene plays itself out daily whenever I visit my local 24-hour convenience store in … Continue reading

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The Role of Commercially Provided Security in Africa’s Patrimonial Security Comples

[Translate] The Role of Commercially Provided Security in Africa’s Patrimonial Security Complex

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Private Security in Africa: Private Security in Africa From the Global Assemblage to the Everyday

[Translate] Private Security in Africa From the Global Assemblage to the Everyday Edited by Paul Higate Distributed for Zed Books 256 pages | 6 x 9 Across Africa, growing economic inequality, instability, and urbanization have led to the rapid rise … Continue reading

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Private contractor used to evacuate US forces in Niger ambush

[Translate] Private contractor used to evacuate US forces in Niger ambush By Barbara Starr, Greg Wallace and Jamie Crawford, CNN Updated 4:01 PM ET, Wed October 18, 2017 Now Playing Pentagon investigating…   Pentagon investigating soldiers death in Niger 03:30 … Continue reading

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