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Guns for hire thrive in Africa

Ever since the 1974 book “The Dogs of War” portrayed the exploits of mercenaries in Africa, it’s been known that “soldiers of fortune” are powerful players in this continent’s conflicts. But a drama now unfolding in both Zimbabwe and the tiny oil-producing nation of Equatorial Guinea is highlighting the growing demand for mercenaries in West Africa, a volatile region that’s becoming a key exporter of oil to the United States. Full Story

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