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US Air Force criticised over construction of Niger air base

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The US military’s Inspector General has criticised flaws in the construction process of the US Air Force’s Air Base 201 in Niger, with a...

Senior al Shabaab leader killed in US air strike

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The United States killed a high-ranking leader of al Shabaab during an air strike in Somalia last week. The US military’s Africa Command (Africom) on...

More air strikes against al Shabaab in Somalia

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The United States has carried out a number of air strikes against al Shabaab militants in Somalia over the last week, killing 16 suspected...

US conducts another air strike in Somalia

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The US military’s Africa Command has carried out another air strike in Somalia targeting al Shabaab. The Command said in coordination with the Federal Government...

US carries out five air strikes in Somalia

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The US military has conducted five air strikes against al Shabaab militants in Somalia this week. US Africa Command (Africom) said as part of an...

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 military cancels Exercise Phoenix Express 2020

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Exercise Phoenix Express has become the latest US military-led exercise to be cancelled, following Exercise Obangame Express 2020 and Exercise African Lion 2020. The US...

Exercise African Lion 2020 cancelled

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The US military’s Africa Command (Africom) has cancelled this year’s edition of Exercise African Lion due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Africom...

General Townsend engages African leaders at African Land Forces Summit

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General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, completed a two-day trip to Ethiopia where he attended the closing ceremony of the African Land Forces...

Militant behind Kenya base attack dies in air strike

A US air strike over the weekend in Somalia killed an Islamist militant who helped plan last month’s attack on a Kenya military base...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...