The Private Security Sector in Africa The 21st Century’s Major Cause for Concern?

"This paper is a build-up to the idea that private security as it exists in Africa today must be addressed with contemporary solutions, the obvious being effective regulatory mechanisms. The setting up of such mechanisms should be informed by a thorough understanding of the private security sector. With particular focus on Africa, this paper seeks to do just that. Private security as a concept is generally difficult to pin down and the paper will adopt a simpler approach to its understanding."