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last updated 18-Aug-2020
  News agencies covering conflict and post-conflict zones, where many Private Military Companies and Private Security Companies operate. From time to time, visit these news sources and find items not widely available in mainstream outlets. Find here some examples of the articles the types of articles they publish. many more articles available at the NEWS ARTICLES pages.  


ABC News:

United Nations: Private Security to Earn $244B by 2016. By Peter James Spielmann (AP) November 4, 2013.:The private military and security business is growing by 7.4 percent a year and on track to become a $244 billion global industry by 2016, the U.N.'s expert on mercenaries Anton Katz reported. TEXT

Former US Contractor Says He Abused Drugs to Cope in Afghanistan. Kevin Carlson, a former Special Forces soldier, worked as a team medic in Kabul for Jorge Scientific, a major U.S. defense contractor. By Cindy Galli, Rhonda Schwartz, and Brian Ross, October 22, 2012: click here


Africa Confidential. Africa Confidential was founded in 1960. There was a great need for trusted interpretation of events in the African continent and this was provided by the fortnightly report, then called by its year of publication - Africa 1960, then Africa 1961, until the late 1960s when the title became Africa Confidential:

Africa Online News - African news, with a focus on Cote d-IvoIre, Ghana, Kenya, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zynbabwe:

AFP. AFP is the world's oldest established news agency, founded in 1835 by Charles-Louis Havas, the father of global journalism:

AFX News. Real time, independent and trusted international economic news coverage to professional and private investor communities in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch:

AlertNet. Reuters' AlertNet provides global news, communications and logistics services to the international disaster relief community and the public. Reuters 150 years' experience reporting from disaster zones around the world allows AlertNet to give disaster relief organisations reliable information, fast:

Visit the NEWS ARTICLES page for some of the reports generated by these sources AllAfrica Global Media is a multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide. Registered in Mauritius, with offices in Johannesburg, Dakar, Abuja and Washington, D.C., AllAfrica is one of a family of companies that aggregate, produce and distribute news from across Africa to tens of millions of end users:

ARNEWS. US Army News Service:

Associated Press - News :

Pakistan: Committee formed to monitor private security companies. At Business recorder, December 22, 2011: click here


Bristow to Operate U.K.’s Finmeccanica Rescue Helicopters. Bristow will provide land and sea service extending as far as 250 nautical miles offshore from 10 sites around the U.K., the Department for Transport, which ran the competition for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, said today in a statement. By Robert Wall - Mar 26, 2013: TEXT

Obama Increases Pakistan Drone Strikes as Relations Sour. The impasse over the NATO routes came after a series of other flash points last year, including the killing of two Pakistanis by a CIA contractor and the U.S. raid on al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s compound without informing Pakistani officials. By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, June 9, 2012: click here

Israel Army’s Cyber-Knowhow Aids Firms Hiring Hackers. Israeli software companies say their country's expertise with such cyber weapons has created a pool of army-trained hacking talent to hire from. By By Gwen Ackerman and Jonathan Ferziger, June 5, 2012: click here

DynCorp to Settle Claims of Inflating Costs for Iraq Work for $7.7 Million. The Justice Department said yesterday that DynCorp and its subcontractor, The Sandi Group, will settle a whistleblower case filed in federal court in Washington . The Sandi Group, accused of submitting false claims on a police-training contract in Iraq, will pay more than $1 million. By Tom Schoenberg, April 23, 2011: click here

Business Wire. Business Wire disseminates full-text news announcements from thousands of companies and organizations worldwide (our members) to news media, financial markets, disclosure systems, investors, information web sites, databases and other audiences. With more than four decades of experience and leadership, Business Wire is a trusted source for journalists, investors, regulatory agencies, and communications professionals:

CorpWatch. News, investigations and analysis from watchdog organization critical of corporate power:

- Afghanistan, Inc.: A CorpWatch Investigative Report: click here

- From Mercenaries to Peacemakers? Scandals Confront Military Security Industry. By David Phinney, Special to CorpWatch, 29 November 2005: click here

- Meet the New Interrogators: Lockheed Martin. By Pratap Chatterjee, Special to CorpWatch, 4 November 2005: click here


Bigger than the army: South Africa's private security forces. "We view our role as private security to really aid and support the police," said Protea Colin CEO Protea Coin. By Victoria Eastwood, February 8, 2013: TEXT | VIDEO

More reports available in the PUBLICATIONS pages

• Defense News. Defense News is the authoritative, independent, professional news source for the world's defense decision-makers:

DNA (India).

India: Is that guard licensed to carry arms? The sight of an armed guard may give one a sense of security, but more often than not, the private security agency that has deployed him, has done it in violation of norms. June 6, 2014: TEXT

India: Security guards: An underpaid and overworked lot. There are 22,000 registered security guards in Mumbai, and around 3,200 registered private security agencies. Of these, around 1,700 agencies are currently functional and 19,406 security guards have been posted in various societies and commercial offices across the city. By Manish K Pathak, June 6, 2014: TEXT | TABLE

DOD contracts. U.S. Department of Defense contracts valued at $5 million or more are announced each business day and basic information about them available to the general public: click here

DOS Daily Press Briefings. Transcripts of the U.S. Department of State daily press briefing are always a good source of information: click here This is the portal of the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities program, where you can see the particulars of some security-related tenders before they are awarded to contractors: click here

The Financial Times:



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