Dakar — A company run by private security firm Blackwater’s founder, Erik Prince, has registered a subsidiary in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with a mandate to extract minerals and timber and conduct financial operations, corporate filings show.

Prince, who renamed Blackwater and sold it in 2010 after several of its employees were indicted on unlawful killing charges in connection with their work as US government contractors during the Iraq war, has run Hong Kong-based Frontier Services Group (FSG) since 2014...

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