Tag Archives: Mercenaries

South Africa’s ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram

South Africa’s ageing white mercenaries who helped turn tide on Boko Haram Battle-hardened soldiers, many of them paramilitary leftovers of the apartheid regime, have pursued private wars simply to put bread on the table One of several images distributed on … Continue reading

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WAR ON TERROR – SECURITY EXPERTS BACK USE OF MERCENARIES

WAR ON TERROR – SECURITY EXPERTS BACK USE OF MERCENARIES AllAfrica 03-22-2015 War On Terror – Security Experts Back Use of Mercenaries Abuja, Mar 22, 2015 (Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Nigerian security experts have thrown their … Continue reading

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US, European “private armies”, “mercenaries” fighting in Ukraine

US, European “private armies”, “mercenaries” fighting in Ukraine – Russian TV BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union 04-06-2015 RUSSIA — American and European “private armies” and “mercenaries” are fighting pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine, Russian state TV has said. The claim was … Continue reading

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U.S. vets return to Mideast to battle past and present demons

 U.S. vets return to Mideast to battle past and present demons  In this Feb. 26, 2015 photo, Jamie Lane, 29, an American veteran originally from Mt. Pleasant Michigan, poses for a picture in front of an Iraqi Army Humvee captured … Continue reading

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Mercenaries from various countries serve in Armenia’s army

Mercenaries from various countries serve in Armenia’s army 14 April 2015 [17:10] – TODAY.AZ /By AzerNews Mushvig Mehdiyev/ Armenia attracts mercenaries from foreign countries to serve in its army, said a top military official in Azerbaijan. Defense Minister, Zakir Hasanov … Continue reading

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Simon Mann : I’ve learnt my lesson. Now, any coups going?

Features Simon Mann : I’ve learnt my lesson. Now, any coups going? sundaytimes.co.uk By Rosie Kinchen 12 April 2014 20:01 The one-time dog of war is rebuilding his life after five years in foul prisons, but he can’t resist returning … Continue reading

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Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa

The Economist 21 Mar. 2015: 42(US). Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa South Africa struggles in vain to ban soldiers of fortune DURING the 1980s Leon Lotz fought for the “Koevoet” (“crowbar” in Afrikaans), a South African apartheid-era … Continue reading

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Why media outlets still fantasize that Apartheid’s footsoldiers will be the ones to stop Boko Haram

Why media outlets still fantasize that Apartheid’s footsoldiers will be the ones to stop Boko Haram March 31, 2015 Former South African soldier Leon Lotz, killed in Borno state on March 9 In the weeks leading up to the Nigerian … Continue reading

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The private armies of the godmen: Ram Rahim’s Dera under scanner after reports of ex-army mercenaries training militias for gurus

indianews The private armies of the godmen: Ram Rahim’s Dera under scanner after reports of ex-army mercenaries training militias for gurus By MANJEET SEHGAL 29 November 2014 21:01 Babus cannot live without muscle and guns. The godmen in India may … Continue reading

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“A good one though rather for the foreign market”: mercenary writing and Scott’s Quentin Durward

“A good one though rather for the foreign market”: mercenary writing and Scott’s Quentin Durward  Erik Simpson  Studies in Romanticism. 48.4 (Winter 2009): p667. The Mercenary Context: Machiavelli, Ferguson, Smith IN THE PRINCE (1513), NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI SETS OUT PRINCIPLES THAT … Continue reading

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