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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...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...