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Multiple failures contributed to deadly 2020 Manda Bay attack in Kenya

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Inadequate force protection, inadequate understanding of the threat, inadequate security force preparation, and problems with mission command were some of the contributing factors that...

Africom not satisfied with counter-terrorism progress in Africa

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Terrorists are expanding across Africa in both geographical reach and influence, and US counter-terrorism efforts are not satisfactory, with more work to be done,...

Flintlock 2022 shows coastal nations joining the fight against Sahel extremism

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At a training facility in Jacqueville, Côte d’Ivoire, Soldiers with Ghana’s Special Forces Unit leaned a metal ladder against an earthen wall as they...

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 chief concludes southern African visit

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, has wrapped up a multi-country trip to the Southern Africa region, where he visited civilian...

Africom chief visits SA to strengthen defence ties

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As part of a regional visit, the US military's Africa Command chief, General Stephen Townsend, has met with senior members of the South African...

US military conducts multi-day rescue at sea off Kenya

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Members from the US military’s Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Personnel Recovery Task Force and US Africa Command contract Personnel Recovery...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams completes repairs in Cape Town

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has become the first such vessel to complete repairs in South Africa after...

US Navy and Africa Command engaging with SA Navy during ship...

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Senior officers from the US Navy and US Africa Command (Africom) are holding talks with the SA Navy as part of the United States...

Africom Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, haswrapped up a two-day visit to Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia as part of an African...

Africom Commander visits Mali

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, travelled to Bamako, Mali, on 23 September, accompanied by US Africa Command Deputy Commander for...

Africom Commander visits Togo, Benin, Ghana and Ivory Coast

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, continued a multi-day visit to West Africa, with stops in Togo and Benin, Ivory Coast...

Logistics cooperation with partners ensures moving at the ‘speed of relevance’

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On 6 August, US and French forces bolstered logistics capabilities with the second in a series of Proof of Principle flights. The mission, known...

Africom Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies during East...

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US Africa Command leaders including commander, US Army General Stephen Townsend, and US Marine Corps Sergeant Major Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, conducted...

US, France enhance interoperability over the Horn of Africa

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US Marine Corps and French Air Force members demonstrated joint capabilities over the Horn of Africa on 24 May, with a US aircraft refuelling...

Nigeria urges US to move Africa Command headquarters to continent

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The United States should consider moving its military headquarters overseeing Africa to the continent, from Germany, to better tackle growing armed violence in the...

Africom briefs Congress on future threats and opportunities in Africa

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General Stephen Townsend, Commander of the US military’s Africa Command (Africom) briefed Congress on future threats and opportunities in Africa as well as the...

Mambas join G5 Sahel efforts in Niger

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Sixteen Mamba armoured personnel carriers (APCs) have joined the G5 Sahel Joint Force in northern Niger as part of efforts to combat terrorism, transnational...

United States and Kenya strengthen security partnership

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Major General Andrew M Rohling, the US Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, visited Kenya between 2 and 5 March on an official...

US Army Corps of Engineers establishes permanent presence in Africa to...

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The US Army Corps of Engineers recently established a permanent presence on the ground in Africa to oversee key US Africa Command (AFRICOM) projects. Europe...

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