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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...

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