n Institute for Security Studies Monographs - Private security in Africa : manifestation, challenges and regulation

Volume 2007, Issue 139
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Under the auspices of the ISS Project on Regulation of the Private Security Sector in Africa, this monograph represents the current debate around the subject of the private security industry in the form of private security companies (PSCs) and private military companies (PMCs) operating in Africa. This monograph lays the foundation for another forthcoming ISS monograph, which will focus on the elimination of mercenarism (the darker side of the private security industry) in Africa and is intended to be a feeder for the revision of the 1977 OAU / AU Convention on the Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa. The importance of this monograph is the fact that it is focussed on Africa. This is critical for Africa because peace and security generally remains a pipe dream for the majority of African people.

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