n Institute for Security Studies Papers - The private security sector in Africa : the 21st century's major cause for concern?

Volume 2007, Issue 133
  • ISSN : 1026-0404



The private security sector in Africa has been experiencing unprecedented growth. In the last decade this growth has presented a number of challenges on the continent as far as peace and security are concerned. While the overriding purpose of the private security sector is to provide security and related services, there is a danger of the sector becoming a force unto itself because of a lack of (effective) regulations. This paper seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate around the private security sector with an African focus.

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