private security contractors in africa

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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Private Military Contractor Companies In Africa

Private Military Contractor Companies In Africa

Russian and Chinese Expansion in Africa Several private military contractor companies, better known as PMCs, have been making their way into the international scene for some years now. PMC - Photo by Maxim Potkin Currently, Russia and China (and others) are also making extensive use of these "companies", especially in Africa. Private military contractor companies are becoming a tool increasingly used by major powers. However, it is necessary to premise that Russia and China have not invented anything new. Such strategies have been, and continue to be, employed by the United States in a variety of international scenarios. Insider Release…
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