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OAU Convention for the Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa. Libreville, 3rd July 1977.
Status of mercenaries
ARTICLE 3 - STATUS OF MERCENARIES
Mercenaries shall not enjoy the status of combatants and shall not be entitled to the prisoners of war status.