A train runs on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, which was built by Chinese firms. Private security contractors are working in a growing number of African nations to protect Chinese. Photo: Xinhua A train runs on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, which was built by Chinese firms. Private security contractors are working in a growing number of African nations to protect Chinese. Photo: Xinhua
A train runs on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, which was built by Chinese firms. Private security contractors are working in a growing number of African nations to protect Chinese. Photo: Xinhua

China relies on private security firms to keep workers and projects safe in Africa, report says

  • They are hired mainly by state-owned enterprises to protect oil and gas installations, railways, mines and construction sites
  • Contractors have also been recruited for Chinese embassies, according to Carnegie-Tsinghua Centre for Global Policy

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
A train runs on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, which was built by Chinese firms. Private security contractors are working in a growing number of African nations to protect Chinese. Photo: Xinhua A train runs on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, which was built by Chinese firms. Private security contractors are working in a growing number of African nations to protect Chinese. Photo: Xinhua
A train runs on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, which was built by Chinese firms. Private security contractors are working in a growing number of African nations to protect Chinese. Photo: Xinhua
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