n Institute for Security Studies Monographs - The private security sector in Africa : country series




This research project was inspired by the need for Africa to engage in the debate around the manifestation of the private security sector on the continent, and to support its effective regulation through the establishment of a consistent and logical regulatory framework for national, sub-regional and regional legislation and protocols. Its principal focus is the revision of the 1977 OAU/ AU Convention for the Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa (the Mercenary Convention) and the development of pro forma regulatory frameworks for the private security sector at national and regional level. Little research has been undertaken to inform a thorough understanding of the private security industry in Africa. To this end, the country reports provide insightful findings and are aimed at influencing policy making at national, sub-regional and regional level.


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