Eeben Barlow: The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Armed Forces in February 2022 will present Africa with numerous challenges and problems. These will not only effect daily necessities but will also have an enormous future knock-on effect African armed forces will have to contend with.
About the author
Eeben Barlow served as a lieutenant-colonel in the pre-1994 South African Defence Force (SADF) in conventional, clandestine and covert units.
He was the founder and chairman of Executive Outcomes (EO) where he trained SADF Special Forces in covert operations. Executive Outcomes was one of the world’s first private military companies and had impressive successes in Angola and Sierra Leone against anti-government forces during the 1990s.
Eeben Barlow has worked in South America, the Far East and Africa training and mentoring armies and assisting law enforcement agencies and intelligence services with the development of strategies.
He is the author of the best-selling book Executive Outcomes: Against all Odds and The War For Africa.