Focus AFRICA CHINA Mining Issue dated 07/09/2020

While waiting to do battle in Cabo Delgado, Erik Prince mints it in medevacs and mining services

Taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, the security contractor's Frontier Services Group has established itself in the highly profitable medical evacuation business as it continues to provide its traditional services to Chinese mining groups, particulary in the DRC. The former US Navy SEAL officer, who saw himself at one point as a private military leader in Africa, has not abandoned the paramilitary services market, however. He is keeping a close eye on the insurrection in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, which currently offers the best prospects in this market in Africa. [...] (1475 words)
American private security tycoon Erik Prince.
American private security tycoon Erik Prince. ©JEENAH MOON/Reuters
Taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, the security contractor's Frontier Services Group has established itself in the highly profitable medical evacuation business as it continues to provide its traditional services to Chinese mining groups, particulary in the DRC. The former US Navy SEAL officer, who saw himself at one point as a private military leader in Africa, has not abandoned the paramilitary services market, however. He is keeping a close eye on the insurrection in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, which currently offers the best prospects in this market in Africa. [...] (1475 words)
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