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THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES (PMCS): LOOKING BACK ON EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES

THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES (PMCS): LOOKING BACK ON EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES Burgert Senekal 1 Abstract Amidst arguments that the nature of war has changed, notably by Kaldor (2006), Keegan (2004), Münkler (2005), and Van Creveld (2008), Private Military Companies … Continue reading

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Briefing – Somaliland, Oil and Security [analysis]

Briefing – Somaliland, Oil and Security [analysis] All Africa By Rachel Williamson 8 August 2014 12:01 Hargeisa, Aug 08, 2014 (UN Integrated Regional Information Networks/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The proposed deployment of armed contingents to protect oil … Continue reading

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Curbing the excesses of maritime piracy in Africa

Curbing the excesses of maritime piracy in Africa Legal Monitor Worldwide 5 August 2014, English, © 2014 Global Data Point. All Rights Reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info, an Albawaba.com company It may be reasonable to assume that piracy has existed for … Continue reading

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DRC ‘mercenary’ maintains innocents

DRC ‘mercenary’ maintains innocents 2014-08-05 21:04 (Picture: AFP) Related Links Crowd gathers to support DRC ‘mercenaries’ State: Try DRC rebel group in SA Applause as DRC ‘mercenaries’ appear kalahari.com A Concise History of South Africa Get the full history of … Continue reading

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DRC ‘MERCENARIES’ MUST FACE SA LAW

DRC ‘MERCENARIES’ MUST FACE SA LAW SAPA (South African Press Association) 4 August 2014, Members of a DRC rebel group accused of plotting to overthrow president Joseph Kabila’s government while in South Africa must be tried in this country, the … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince to help Chinese firms set up shop in Africa

Blackwater founder Erik Prince to help Chinese firms set up shop in Africa PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 July, 2014, 5:02am UPDATED : Sunday, 06 July, 2014, 5:02am Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Erik Prince will ease Chinese firms’ path into Africa. Erik … Continue reading

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Ex-mercenary & SAS officer: Worst atrocities committed by child soldiers

Ex-mercenary & SAS officer: Worst atrocities committed by child soldiers June 30, 2014 08:30 Download video (205.14 MB) Soldiers of fortune. Hired guns. Mercenaries. They’ve existed throughout the known history of mankind, always there, where the flames of war are … Continue reading

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Nigerian navy preventing use of armed guards

INTERNATIONAL: Nigerian navy preventing use of armed guards by David Osler — last modified Jun 27, 2014 11:21 AM Nigeria’s navy is forcibly preventing the use of security guards from either private military companies or the country’s own police force … Continue reading

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Mercenaries’ Lawyer Claims Bribery

Mercenaries’ Lawyer Claims Bribery All Africa 20 June 2014 08:54 Jun 20, 2014 (The NEWS/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The unanimous verdict in the just-ended mercenary trial involving 13 Liberians is said to be marred by allegation of … Continue reading

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Armed Guards off Nigeria in Hot Water?

June 23, 2014 Armed Guards off Nigeria in Hot Water? By MarEx The latest security advisory for Nigeria issued by the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) effectively renders the use of armed guards commercially placed on merchant vessels illegal and is … Continue reading

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