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PMCs in Africa: Transforming Conflict Dynamics

PMCs in Africa: Transforming Conflict Dynamics

In the ever-changing landscape of African geopolitics, the rise of private military companies (PMCs) marks a significant shift in the way security and conflict resolution are approached. These entities, operating at the intersection of military efficiency and private enterprise, are reshaping the security framework across the continent. Their involvement in African conflicts raises critical questions about the future of peace, sovereignty, and international diplomacy in the region. A New Era of Warfare The emergence of mercenary armies in Africa signals a profound change in the nature of warfare and security operations. These private entities bring a level of agility and…
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Chinese PMCs in Africa: Rising Influence and Security Risks

Chinese PMCs in Africa: Rising Influence and Security Risks

The African landscape is witnessing a seismic shift as the Wagner model, a term synonymous with Russian private military companies, is being echoed by an unexpected player: China. Beijing is strategically deploying its Private Military Companies (PMCs) to extend its sphere of influence across the African continent. However, the Chinese approach is markedly different from Wagner's, hinting at a potential power shift in the near future. The Wagner group, under the stewardship of Yevgeny Prigozhin, has become a household name worldwide, thanks to its involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. Since its inception in September 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative…
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Anti-Poaching And The Darkness Behind The Fantasy

Anti-Poaching And The Darkness Behind The Fantasy

Few people are aware of the reality of the illegal wildlife trade, the global scale of it that in many cases is driven by organized crime gangs who will not only kill their quarry but anybody who tries to stop them. Few understand the true meaning of Anti-Poaching and the darkness behind the fantasy.   An experienced operator in organized crime and Anti-poaching units wrote this article. It explains the situation faced by those on the frontline of this little war.  For security reasons, the author decided to remain anonymous. We will call him “Ranger Alpha.” Credit: redcharlie From the very beginning,…
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The Struggle For Conservation – Video Interview

The Struggle For Conservation – Video Interview

This is our first video interview with Sabrina Colombo, our collaborator from South Africa. Sabrina works as a Ranger in Leo Africa, a small closed corporation involved in conservation and anti-poaching in various game reserves. In this interesting interview with Sabrina, we will show you the amazing world of conservation through the wonderful and passionate words of a young woman who decided to dedicate her life to African wildlife and environment. What Does “Conservation” Mean? – The Defence Of Our Ecosystem - READ MORE During the interview, we treated mainly three important topics regarding the conservation and anti-poaching sector. Is…
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A War For Information – Burkina Faso

A War For Information – Burkina Faso

Common sense can make us think that certain areas of earth are doomed to live in an “eternal danger” and, unfortunately, several African countries seem to apply to this kind of paradigm. Burkina Faso is one of those countries that the west mainly names when something goes wrong. It is a place where a war for information is underway. Dramatic stories and security tragedies set a better background for easy journalism. This kind of information is toxic and brings little knowledge to the reader. When speaking about security incidents and risk management, a deeper kind of analysis is necessary and…
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African Conflicts 2020/2021 – Geopolitical Analysis

African Conflicts 2020/2021 – Geopolitical Analysis

Africa is an immense continent, characterized by deep differences and internal complexity. Beautiful places and people deriving by a wide range of different ethnic groups and tribes. Despite the many prejudices that give connotation the continent, African countries are a source of deep political and economic growth throughout many territories. The youngest continent of planet earth has got to its history of evolution, creativity and leadership also a wide collection of dramatic and fierce conflicts and wars. Not only armed conflicts between states take place on the African territories but also civil wars, internal conflicts and confrontations that involve non-state-actors.…
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African Tourism – Covid Wildlife Impact

African Tourism – Covid Wildlife Impact

It’s not the first time we treat the theme of Africa and antipoaching in INSIDER RELEASE. This is an issue that has always been on the top of our informative agenda since we deeply understand the value of this topic for the survival of our future generations. It is important to focus on the important correlation between tourism and antipoaching, especially during such a difficult period.  Indeed, it is undeniable that the impact of Covid-19 has hit this sector hard, and consequently the fight for the wildlife conservation has also suffered. The African Tourism Board event: Tomorrow is an important…
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Terrorism Today – Al-Shabaab Attacks

Terrorism Today – Al-Shabaab Attacks

In Arabic, Al-Shabaab means The Youth. It began as the militant youth wing of the now extinct Union of Islamic Courts in Somalia, which in 2006 dominated Mogadishu, before being driven out by Ethiopian forces. Al-Shaabab terrorist group attacks:The Islamist jihadist group Al-Shabaab is operating in Somalia against the UN backed government and has carried out a series of attacks in the country. There have also been various claims that Al-Shabaab have formed ties with other African militant organisations, such as Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Qaeda. There are various accounts from neighbouring nations, as well as the US and…
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Mali’s Terror Struggle: A Year in Review

Mali’s Terror Struggle: A Year in Review

2020 was a devastating year for many reasons worldwide but in some areas of the world the everyday scenario was already critical due to very complex conditions and internal dynamics. Mali is one of those areas. After the recurrent coups d’état in the last ten years, Mali is facing a deep institutional and governmental instability which is fostering the spread of terrorism and integralism throughout the country. The current government is not recognized by the people and has almost no control over the territorial both at a management and a strategic level. Last year, 2020, was a deeply tragic year…
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African Rangers – Protecting Wildlife Conservation

African Rangers – Protecting Wildlife Conservation

African conservationists and protectors spend their days close to wildlife. Theirs, is more than a job, it is a mission in defense of nature. African conservationists and protectors spend their days close to wildlife. Theirs, is more than a job, it is a mission in defense of nature. However, not all protectors of African nature were born in Africa. Many of them have moved to the continent from other parts of the world, to fight side by side with the natives for this very important battle. In various national parks, they not only ensure the success of conservation efforts, but…
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