Mercenaries in Africa: legality and geopolitics Online publication date: Mon, 22-Aug-2022
by Ashutosh Singh; Anurag Singh
African J. of Economic and Sustainable Development (AJESD), Vol. 9, No. 1, 2022
Abstract: The role and legality of mercenaries in Africa has been a matter of intense debate. The academic debate over the legality of mercenaries or their more modern equivalents called private military companies continues and the right of a nation state to use them is part of a larger debate over national sovereignty versus international law. The research paper attempts to objectively assess the contemporary role of mercenaries in Africa in a historical context, and whether it is practically possible and desirable to completely end the use of mercenaries.
Online publication date: Mon, 22-Aug-2022
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