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UN experts visit Equatorial Guinea to discuss the menace posed by the activities of mercenaries

Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries, Published on: 12 August 2010

The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries will carry out an official visit to Equatorial Guinea from 16 to 20 August 2010, in what will be its first country mission in Africa. “There have been some 12 reported coup attempts involving mercenaries in Equatorial Guinea since 1979...” said Amada Benavides, Chairperson of the group...In line with its mandate, the group will also examine the situation regarding the activities of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) operating in the country.

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