Private security: Phantom menace or evil empire

" The international private military services industry is flourishing around the world, but especially in Africa. Erroneously perceived as rogues, the industry currently relies on commercial contracts but may be more widely used by public and non-governmental(NGO) sectors in the future. The industry includes a wide range of military services from combat logistics, to demining, to armed security. Most private military companies (PMCs) and private security companies (PSCs) prefer to focus on training programmes, demining, and lucrative industrial security operations in high-risk environments. Thus Africa offers rich opportunities for these companies."