Wednesday 15 July 2020

China’s Thriving Presence in Africa And Use of Private Military Contractors

Chinese Presence in Africa. Image credit:
When it comes to the use of Private Military Contractors (PMCs) in Africa, often first thoughts, and/or criticisms, turn to the use of the Wagner Group to promote, or protect, the interests of the Russian government. The presence, and activities, of Russian private military personnel have been well recorded in Libya, as well as in the Central African Republic.

Sunday 5 July 2020

Boko Haram Terrorists Attack UN Helicopter, Kill Five-year-old Child, Others

The United Nations on Saturday said two civilians including a five-year-old child were killed and an aid helicopter damaged in a jihadist attack in restive northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram fighters waging a decade-long insurgency in the region launched the attack in the town of Damasak on Thursday.