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Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

March 20 2015, 10.45am EDT Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram South Africans have a reputation for being among the best mercenaries in the world. It’s no wonder Nigeria is turning to them. Author … Continue reading

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Hiring ex-Apartheid mercenaries by Nigeria is awkward for modern South Africa

Soldiers of misfortune Hiring ex-Apartheid mercenaries by Nigeria is awkward for modern South Africa These guns are not for hire((AP Photo/Bernat Armangue))   SHARE Written by Sibusiso Tshabalala Obsession Nigeria Now March 16, 2015 Leon Lotz, a white South African … Continue reading

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Regulating the private security sector in South Africa

Regulating the private security sector in South Africa Author(s): Sabelo Gumedze Source:Social Justice. 34.3-4 (Fall-Winter 2007): p195. Full Text: Introduction THIS ARTICLE SEEKS TO ANALYZE THE SOUTH AFRICAN REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR the private security industry, an object of investigation that, … Continue reading

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S. Africans Fighting Boko Haram Are Mercenaries, Military Says

S. Africans Fighting Boko Haram Are Mercenaries, Military Says by Mike Cohen 6:00 AM EDT March 12, 2015 (Bloomberg) — South Africans fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria are mercenaries and may face prosecution for violating … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Fight Against Boko Haram Gets Help From South African Mercenaries

Nigeria’s Fight Against Boko Haram Gets Help From South African Mercenaries By ADAM NOSSITERMARCH 12, 2015 DAKAR, Senegal — Hundreds of South African mercenaries and hired fighters of other nationalities are playing a decisive role in Nigeria’s military campaign against … Continue reading

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Fighting Boko Haram: South African mercenary killed in friendly fire

Fighting Boko Haram: South African mercenary killed in friendly fire Simon Allison South Africa 11 Mar 2015 05:42 (South Africa) The first South African has been killed in north-eastern Nigeria, where he was participating in the fight against Boko Haram. … 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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South African prisoners sue G4S over torture claims

South African prisoners sue G4S over torture claims British law firm acts for inmates alleging they were given electric shocks, forcibly injected with anti-psychotic drugs and held in isolation cells for up to three years Inside a South African prison. … Continue reading

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We didn’t electrocute, forcibly drug South African prisoners: G4S

We didn’t electrocute, forcibly drug South African prisoners: G4S Reuters | 18 February, 2015 11:13 “G4S insists on the highest standards of care and we not tolerate the mistreatment of prisoners,” spokesman Nigel Fairbass said. File Photo Image by: Gallo … Continue reading

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G4S denies abuse of South African prisoners

G4S denies abuse of South African prisoners Monday, February 16, 2015 – 00:00 — BY REUTERS A police Swat team member walks on the roof of G4S cash depot in Vastberga, Stockholm September 23, 2009. Photo/REUTERS Security firm G4S Plc … Continue reading

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