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Africom Commander visits Chad

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US Marine Corps General Michael Langley, Commander, US Africa Command, and Sergeant Major Michael Woods have visited Chad to discuss security collaboration with Chadian...

New Africom chief makes first visit to Africa

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Newly appointed commander of the US military’s Africa Command (Africom), United States Marine Corps General Michael Langley, has paid his first visit to the...

Is Africom the key to unlocking South Africa’s economic growth?

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With the ‘scramble’ for Africa turning into the ‘rush’ for Africa, the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken recently arrived on the African...

US Africa Command welcomes new leader

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US Marine Corps General Michael E Langley has assumed command of US Africa Command in a ceremony at Kelley Barracks in Germany. “It is truly...

In conversation with Africom Commander Townsend

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As General Stephen J Townsend prepares to relinquish command of the United States military’s Africa Command, he shared some insights on what he called,...

Africom looks back on a busy 2021 with SA visit one...

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The visit to South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana by the chief of the US military’s Africa Command late last year was one of the...

Africom commander says Africa is too important for Americans to ignore

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Africa is a fascinating continent of tremendous possibilities but also tremendous dangers, and the US ignores the nations of Africa at its own peril,...

US Africa Command discusses logistics challenges in Africa

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US Air Force Brigadier General Leonard Kosinski, US Africa Command director of logistics, discussed the logistical challenges in Africa and the need to partner...

CACI awarded $249 million contract to support US military’s Africa Command

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US company CACI International has been awarded a six-year contract worth up to $249 million to provide operational, planning and training support to US...

US awards major aircraft logistics contracts for Africa Command

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The United States Department of Defence has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of contracts to several companies to supply rotary wing logistics...

All-female military-intelligence course graduates in Nigeria

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The U.S. Africa Command director of intelligence presided over the graduation of an all-female intelligence course and engaged with Nigerian intelligence officials during a...

New commander for US Africa Command

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US Africa Command (Africom) has welcomed a new commander, Army General Stephen J Townsend, who took over from Marine Corps General Thomas D Waldhauser. A...

AFRICOM Commander engages with African leaders

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The top U.S. commander in Africa met with African leaders in Washington D.C. recently to discuss U.S. Africa Command’s role in the new National...

Africom uses whole-of-government to engage nations

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The commander of U.S. Africa Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week that his command is engaged throughout the continent to encourage...

AFRICOM year in review

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As U.S. Africa Command celebrated its tenth anniversary, 2018 was another milestone year for the command. Initially activated on Oct. 1, 2007, AFRICOM became fully...

ISS: Is Trump militarising US-Africa policy?

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‘The US is waging a massive shadow war in Africa … The war you've never heard of,' the online journal VICE News...

Africom commander outlines responsibilities, challenges

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Commander of U.S. Africa Command, General Thomas Waldhauser, provided information to members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services (SASC) on...

Year in Review – AFRICOM’s top stories in 2016

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Stories from 2016 show that the US military's Africa Command (Africom) exercises demonstrated readiness, its programs and engagements nurtured partnerships, and its operations...

AFRICOM welcomes new commander

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General Thomas D. Waldhauser assumed command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) from General David M. Rodriguez during a change of command...

Central Accord prepares partners for peacekeeping

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In the multinational Sector West Headquarters, a crowded room buzzes with the sounds of soldiers speaking English, French, Spanish and Portuguese to...

Western Accord 2016 concludes

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The Burkina Faso Prime Minister, U.S. Ambassador for Burkina Faso and Deputy Commanding General for U.S. Army Africa attended a Closing Ceremony...

Exercise Epic Guardian 2016 to promote cooperation, interoperability

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At the invitation of the governments of Ghana and Cabo Verde, U.S. Africa Command and its Special Operations component, Special Operations Command...

AFRICOM commander speaks at Flintlock closing ceremony

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Flintlock 2016, U.S. Africa Command's annual exercise for Special Operations Forces, came to a close during a ceremony on 29 February in...

U.S. Africa Command campaign plan targets terror groups

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In the face of growing threats from the African continent, U.S. Africa Command has spelled out its theater campaign plan, officials said. The...

Opinion: Advancing Africa through Logisitics

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US Air Force Major General James C Vechery, Director for Logistics, US Africa Command, discusses advancing Africa through logistics, such as through...

Task Force 68 shares tactical processes with Cameroonian Forces

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The US military's Commander Task Force 68 provided training on basic tactical intelligence processes to Cameroon forces, Sept. 19-25, at Douala Naval Headquarters...

AFRICOM commander visits East African partners

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The commander of U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, finished a weeklong trip to Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda...

US orders armoured personnel carriers, trucks, UAVs for African countries

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Five African countries will receive 62 armoured personnel carriers manufactured by Mack Defense of the United States under a contract awarded by...

Leaders leave Ex Africa Enedeavour 15 with handbook and mandate to...

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After a week of discussions and practical exercises, communications officers from more than 35 nations and multinational organizations marked the end of...

Workshop strengthens Mali military engineers

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The Mali Military Base Design and Operational Energy Workshop, co-hosted by U.S. Africa Command's Environmental Security Office and the U.S. Army Corps...

Africa Endeavor 2015 Begins in Botswana

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Communicators from more than 35 countries kicked off the weeklong Africa Endeavor 2015 Leader Seminar in Gaborone, Botswana Aug. 24. The seminar,...

Africom commander briefs Senate Armed Services Committee

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The U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility is home to growing threats and opportunities, US Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Africom's commander,...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 commences

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Maritime forces from East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations, the United States and several international organizations began the fourth iteration...

AFRICOM highlights its top events of 2014

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It seems the years come and go just like a news flash. For U.S. Africa Command, year 2014 is not an...

Ghana Defence Chief visits Africom

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Vice Adm. Mathew Quashie, Chief of Defence for the Ghana Armed Forces, traveled from Accra to meet with leaders of U.S. Africa...

Africa presents challenges, opportunities to U.S. military command

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The African continent presents significant opportunities and challenges, according to US Army General David M Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command....

U.S. military faces Africa cuts, sees Somalia, Mali successes

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U.S. military forces in Africa may lose well over a tenth - or some $40 million - from their 2014 budget, the...

Whole-of-government approach needed solve African security problems – Africom

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The US military's Africa Command (Africom) has cautioned that a military approach by itself will not solve Africa's challenges as economic, social...

Africom best when helping Africans help themselves – Ham

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General Carter F Ham, the chief of the US military's Africa Command, has said that the US military is at its best...

Kenya denies hosting US surveillance aircraft

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The Kenyan military has denied that the United States is using its territory or airspace to conduct surveillance flights over Africa, but...

Africom holds logistics conference

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U.S. Africa Command (Africom) has hosted a conference for logisticians and logistics partners in Entebbe, Uganda, to collaborate on ways to improve...

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