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Chinese private security firms are growing their presence in Africa: why it matters

By Alessandro Arduino, Principal Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
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Chinese private security companies have found a profitable niche market in Africa: guarding Chinese executives and construction sites. They’re also securing Chinese vessels at sea against piracy.

The growing presence of Chinese private security companies in Africa comes against the backdrop of a global security architecture that’s in transition.

These changes reflect the US moving away from being the world’s sheriff to its offshore security balancer. America is using its strategic alliances…The Conversation


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