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Libya’s eastern forces say 300 foreign mercenaries to leave

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Libya's eastern-based forces have agreed to repatriate 300 foreign mercenaries from their area of control after a request from France, a military official said...

Germany worried about Mali plan for Russian mercenaries

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Germany joined France on Wednesday in expressing concern about an agreement between Mali's military rulers and a Russian security company that would bring Russian...

Foreign fighters complicate reconciliation plans in Libya

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The cease-fire that ended more than a decade of fighting in Libya included the demand that all foreign fighters leave the country. A series...

Deal allowing Russian mercenaries into Mali is close – sources

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A deal is close that would allow Russian mercenaries into Mali, extending Russian influence over security affairs in West Africa and triggering opposition from...

Libya’s foreign minister sees progress on removal of foreign mercenaries

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Libya's foreign minister said on Wednesday international powers had made progress at talks in Berlin on the removal of foreign fighters from the country,...

UN findings on PMCs in Africa “a bit rich”

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Criticism by a UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) working group on mercenaries of inter-operability between Russian private military contractors (PMCs) and UN peacekeepers...

ISS: Soldiers for rent in the Boko Haram crisis

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A Nigerian governor’s call for mercenaries to support the counter-insurgency revives questions about a controversial practice. Following Boko Haram’s brutal attack on dozens of farmers...

Belarus says it suspects Russian mercenaries of violent plot ahead of...

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Belarus said on Thursday it suspected a group of alleged Russian mercenaries it detained the previous day of plotting “acts of terrorism” ahead of...

DR Congo drops mercenary investigation

DR Congolese prosecutors dropped an investigation into allegations opposition leader Moise Katumbi hired mercenaries, a document showed, opening the door for his return home...

South Africa has uncompromising policy on mercenaries, UN hears

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The world was this week reminded that South Africa has an uncompromising and strict policy against its citizens who are involved in mercenary activities. The...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...