Tag Archives: Africa

Private Military / Security Companies, Privatisation of Violence and National Security: Implications for Democratic Governance in Nigeria

[Translate] Private Military / Security Companies, Privatisation of Violence and National Security: Implications for Democratic Governance in Nigeria

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In 1977, 80 Mercenaries Nearly Took Over Benin

[Translate] In 1977, 80 Mercenaries Nearly Took Over Benin North Korean advisors thwarted Bob Denard’s coup attempt FeaturedWIB history January 25, 2018 Tom Cooper and Adrien Fontanellaz Benin1 Much of modern-day public opinion about mercenaries is still colored by adventures … Continue reading

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The private security complex and its regulation in Africa: select examples from the continent

[Translate] The private security complex and its regulation in Africa: select examples from the continent  

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Contract Workers, Risk, and the War in Iraq: Sierra Leonean Labor Migrants at US Military Bases

[Translate] Contract Workers, Risk, and the War in Iraq: Sierra Leonean Labor Migrants at US Military Bases 

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Russia Might “Pivot To Africa” With “Mercenaries”

[Translate] Russia Might “Pivot To Africa” With “Mercenaries” Written by Andrew KORYBKO on 18/01/2018 The upcoming draft proposal to legalize private military companies (PMCs, a.k.a. “mercenaries”) in Russia could give the country a competitive edge over its rivals by helping … Continue reading

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Foiled Equatorial Guinea coup, Cameroonian mercenaries complicit

[Translate] Foiled Equatorial Guinea coup, Cameroonian mercenaries complicit   30/12 – 19:00 Equatorial Guinea Authorities in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea say they foiled an overnight attempt to overthrow the government of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasago – Africa’s longest serving leader. The … Continue reading

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PAE Forms Logistics Subsidiary in East Africa; John Heller Comments

[Translate] PAE Forms Logistics Subsidiary in East Africa; John Heller Comments Posted By: Nichols Martinon: January 09, 2018In: Industry News, News Print Email John Heller PAE has established an East Africa-based subsidiary to offer logistics and integrated services as part … Continue reading

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Equatorial Guinea: UN dispatches envoy amid reports of failed coup

[Translate] Equatorial Guinea: UN dispatches envoy amid reports of failed coup A UN envoy is to visit Equatorial Guinea next week as authorities there say they put down a coup last month. But information is scarce amid a social-media blackout. … Continue reading

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Equatorial Guinea hunts alleged coup mercenaries

[Translate] Equatorial Guinea hunts alleged coup mercenaries 05 January 2018 – 15:28 Agency Staff President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Picture: SUPPLIED Libreville — Equatorial Guinea has launched a dragnet for “mercenaries” behind a bid to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang, Africa’s … Continue reading

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Illegal private security firms in Ghana worrying concern: UN Working Group on Mercenaries

[Translate] Illegal private security firms in Ghana worrying concern: UN Working Group on Mercenaries Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-21 00:58:51|Editor: yan GENEVA, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) — The number of illegal private security firms operating in Ghana, despite an existing law to regulate … Continue reading

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