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The 25 licensed private overseas recruitment companies in Uganda

The 25 licensed private overseas recruitment companies in Uganda New Vision 17 February 2015, English, © 2015 NEWVISION. All Rights Reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info, an Albawaba.com company By Darious Magara & Jacky Achan KAMPALA – The Ugandan ministry of gender, … Continue reading

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46,000 Ugandans recruited to work abroad

46,000 Ugandans recruited to work abroad Close to 46,000 Ugandans have benefited from the programme of externalisation of labour, MPs have heard. The Principal Labour Officer (Research and Statistics) in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Milton Turyasiima … Continue reading

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African Skies sub-contracts for US security firms

African Skies sub-contracts for US security firms The Indian Ocean Newsletter 13 February 2015, A Ugandan firm run by a group of South Africans has become a key player in refitting base camps situated in difficult zones. The company African … Continue reading

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Maritime Security in Africa: Potential for the Private Sector?

24 February 2015 Maritime Security in Africa: Potential for the Private Sector? Dirk Siebels thinks that the private sector should contribute further to Africa’s maritime security. As he sees it, private maritime security companies (PMSCs) can help close short-term capability … Continue reading

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Logistics firm linked to Blackwater founder expands to Congo

Logistics firm linked to Blackwater founder expands to Congo Business Daily By JOHN GACHIRI 11 February 2015 Frontier Services Group (FSG), a Nairobi-based company associated with former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder Erik Prince, has announced it is expanding to … Continue reading

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Boko Haram: Nigeria Hires SA Mercenaries Illegally

Boko Haram: Nigeria Hires SA Mercenaries Illegally Nkem Ikeke In recent weeks, there have been reports about a regional alliance between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin through a Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) with the aim wiping out the … Continue reading

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Mercenaries Allegedly Land in Liberia

Mercenaries Allegedly Land in Liberia Security sources in Monrovia say hundreds of mercenaries are landing in the country to help put down an incursion in the north and beef-up Sierra Leone rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in their diamond stronghold … Continue reading

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Man of mettle’s African mission

Man of mettle’s African mission China Daily-Europe Weekly By Chen Yingqun 23 January 2015 Former owner of controversial military firm now has other fish to fry Erik Prince needs no uniform or medals to display his military credentials. Once you … Continue reading

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Loose cannons

Loose cannons Private military and security companies: Who controls the guns-for-hire? by Stephen Johnson Feb 01, 2015 Stephen Johnson is a researcher at GGA. He studied at the University of Cape Town and has worked with NGOs and universities in the … Continue reading

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SA mercenaries may just fit the bill

SA mercenaries may just fit the bill January 30 2015 at 06:12pm Comment on this story Jacoline Schoonees/Dirco ARREST THEM: Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Dirco Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane warn that hired guns, purported to be in Nigeria already, will … Continue reading

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