"The mission is a go. You already know the operative parameters: no prisoners or negotiation. We go in, we kill, we get out".
Gunnery Sergeant Charles Mucavele, Wildcats Unit. Raid on the I+R station Starborn-3, allegedly linked to ALEPH. Ghost Conflict.
You have probably never heard of the Mkuki Soldiers, or the Barabara Vita, the Road Wars that devastated part of Africa in the days before the building of the Orbital Elevator of Oriental Africa. Now they are just a footnote in the pages of history, but in their day they were a tragedy as brutal anything the African continent has seen. At that time, a number of corporations were competing against each other by drawing communication and trade lines to the Orbital Elevator. Many of these routes passed through ancestral tribal territories, so rival tribes were enlisted and armed to expel people and clear the way for the new roads, or to murder workers from other companies. The methods of these irregular troops were savage and they were known as Mkuki ("spear" in Swahili) Soldiers for their habit of impaling their victims to instill terror in the populace. Over time, the Mkuki Soldiers were declared war criminals and disbanded. Some of them paid for their crimes, but many hid among the refugees displaced by the works of the Orbital Elevator.