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Title Mercenaries : an African security dilemma / edited by Abdel-Fatau Musah and J. Kayode Fayemi ; foreword by Lord Avebury.
Imprint London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000.

Subject Africa -- History -- 1960-
Mercenary troops -- Africa.
Alt Name Musah, Abdel-Fatau,
Fayemi, Kayode,
Description 1 online resource (xv, 334 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents Contents -- About the Centre for Democracy and Development -- Programme on Conflict Management, Regional Security & Peacebuilding -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Introduction -- Brief Overview of the African Encounter with Mercenarism -- Structure of Book -- Synopsis -- Introduction Notes -- 1. Africa in Search of Security: Mercenaries and Conflicts An Overview -- What is Mercenarism? -- Political Context of Mercenary Activities in Africa during the Cold War -- The Mercenary Agenda in Contemporary Africa
What Future for Mercenarism? Re-conceptualising the Security Environment -- Improving the Legal Frameworks of Mercenarism: Between Regulation and Redundancy -- Conclusion -- Notes Chapter 1 -- 2. Private Military Companies and African Security 1990 98 -- PMCs and the 'New World Order' -- PMCs before 1990 -- EO in 1990-92 -- PMCs in Angola 1993-97 -- PMCs in Central Africa 1996-1998 -- PMCs in Angola and Sierra Leone 1998 -- Other PMC Activity in Africa -- PMCs in South Africa since 1991
Executive Outcomes and Branch- Heritage: The EO- Branch Network The Branch- Heritage Group -- Strategic Resources Corporation -- Plaza 107 Ltd -- Links between the Branch- Heritage group and Executive Outcomes -- Conclusion -- Note on Sources -- Notes Chapter 2 -- 3. A Country Under Siege: State Decay and Corporate Military Intervention in Sierra Leone -- Early Private Security in the Political Economy of Sierra Leone -- Sierra Leone A Portrait -- The Colonial Imprint -- Military/ Defence Structures in Sierra Leone
The Anatomy of State Collapse Economic Decline and Mounting Tensions -- Challenges to the Neocolonial State -- Emergence of the Revolutionary United Front -- The Gurkha Security Guards -- Executive Outcomes -- The Peace Agreement -- Post- Election Traumas -- The Price of EO intervention -- Corporate Mercenaries in the Kabbah Administration s Strategic Thinking -- Reactions to the 25 May Coup -- The Plot behind an African Coup -- Sandline International -- Motives behind the Assault Partnership
The Vultures Swoop: A Country under Mercenary Occupation Is Sierra Leone any Closer to Peace and Democracy? -- Weapons Continue to Dominate Sierra Leone -- Conclusion: Winners and Losers -- Notes Chapter 3 -- 4. The Hand of War: Mercenaries in the Former Zaire 1996 97 -- The Congo as Cradle of Modern-day Mercenarism in Africa -- The Revolutionary Wind of Change, 1996 -- War in Eastern Zaire and the First Tutsi- led Rebellion -- Mercenaries for Mobutu -- War Bonanza -- Executive Outcomes -- Confusion in Kinshasa
Note English.
ISBN 9781849640398 (electronic bk.)
1849640394 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 51724978
Additional Format Print version: Mercenaries. London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000 0745314767 (DLC) 99034771 (OCoLC)41476836

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