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Ex Justified Accord underway in Kenya

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Justified Accord 2024 (JA24) is US Africa Command's (Africom’s) largest exercise in East Africa, running from 26 February to 7 March 2024 under the...

Africom chief advances US-Nigeria cooperation during visit

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US Marine Corps General Michael Langley and Sergeant Major Michael Woods have visited Nigeria where they discussed strengthening US-Nigeria cooperation, countering extremism, and regional...

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...

US donating helicopters to the Zambia Air Force

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The United States has announced an $80 million grant to Zambia for the supply of four Bell 412EP helicopters to the Zambia Air Force...

US General emphasises crucial role of non-commissioned officers during African military...

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A strong, professional non-commissioned officer corps is the true backbone of any military, US Marine Corps 4-Star General and Commander of the US military’s...

Zambia hosts African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance symposium

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Nearly 30 African militaries attended the 2023 edition of the African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) 2023 symposium in Lusaka, Zambia, with the support...

Angola and US co-host 2023 intelligence conference, address terror threats

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The recently concluded four-day 2023 Directors of Military Intelligence Conference (DMIC) in Angola brought together military intelligence leaders from around Africa to discuss the...

US has an enduring commitment to Africa – Africom chief

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United States Marine Corps General Michael Langley, head of the US military’s Africa Command, has affirmed the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa and...

Africa/United States defence co-operation under the spotlight

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Forty-three African defence chiefs and senior military leaders attended the annual African Chiefs of Defence conference hosted by US (United States) Africa Command in...

Ex Justified Accord underway in Kenya

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The largest exercise in East Africa co-ordinated by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) – Justified Accord (JA23) – is currently underway in Kenya after officially...

30 nations to take part in Exercise Flintlock 2023

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Africa Command’s premier and largest annual special operations exercise combining military and law enforcement to strengthen African and international special operations forces capabilities. “Flintlock will...

Partners gather in Kenya to plan Exercise Justified Accord 23

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From 24-28 October, more than 80 participants from the US, Africa partner nations and multinational forces gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to plan exercise Justified...

US military donates equipment to help fight poaching in Namibia

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Coinciding with the visit of the US Navy vessel Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, US Africa Command through the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (OHDACA)...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives Namibia

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After a brief stop in Cape Town, the US Navy’s Lewis B Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has arrived in Walvis...

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...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives in Tanzania

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The US Navy ship USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for a port visit. The visit will include engagement opportunities...

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...

US Africa Command Special Operations Forces train alongside partners in Kenya

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Special Operations Command - Africa forces have partnered with members of the Kenyan Defence Force for a Joint Combined Exchange Training in Isiolo, Kenya. The...

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,...

US Africa Command dealing with strategic competition, terrorism threats – Townsend

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While strategic competition with China and Russia remains the main challenge for US Africa Command, the African continent is "the central focus of terrorism...

Africom Commander on Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Wagner Group, and security in Africa

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On 26 July, the outgoing Commander of the United States military’s Africa Command, General Stephen Townsend, expressed his stance on US troop deployment in...

US military’s Africa Command eyes Skydweller solar-powered aircraft

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The US military’s Africa Command is supporting the development of the Skydweller solar-powered aircraft that it sees being used by the US and partners...

Exercise African Lion 22 boosts regional cooperation

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Regional security and collaboration are the focus for more than 7,500 participants from African nations, the United States and NATO countries who came together...

US Office of Security Cooperation in Zambia is not a military...

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In the last few weeks, defenceWeb has confirmed that the recently created United States’ Office of Security Cooperation in Zambia is not to be...

African Lion 22 begins in North and West Africa

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Militaries from Brazil, Chad, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are joining US and host nation troops for Exercise African Lion 2022,...

Africom chief visits East Africa and Angola to advance mutual security...

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, has wrapped up a multi-country trip to the East Africa region and Angola. During his travels...

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...

US Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, wrapped up a three-day West African visit with a stop in Nigeria to meet with...

Africom commander visits Ghana

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, conducted a two-day visit to Ghana, between 23 and 24 February, in what was Townsend’s...

US Africa Command visit concludes with Sudan, DRC

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A US Africa Command delegation visit led by Ambassador Andrew Young, deputy to the commander for civil-military engagement, and US Navy Rear Admiral Heidi...

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