n Africa Conflict Monitor - How private military services saved Sierra Leone - the contracting out of military duties came from necessity but help ensure long-lasting security - : Africa-wide - featured analysis

Volume 2014, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


Dismissing private military contractors as mercenaries can be simplistic and misleading, as their deployment in Sierra Leone's civil war displayed. That the country is rebounding despite 2014's Ebola crisis is due, in part, to the success of contracted firms neutralising destabilising rebel groups.

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