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Africom commander says Africa is too important for Americans to ignore

Africa is a fascinating continent of tremendous possibilities but also tremendous dangers, and the US ignores the nations of Africa at its own peril,...

Africom briefs Congress on future threats and opportunities in Africa

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...

U.S. blacklists groups in Congo, Mozambique over Islamic State links

The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two Islamist extremist groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique as foreign terrorist organizations over accusations...

United States and Kenya strengthen security partnership

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 Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria

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...

Pilots injured in ATAC Mirage F1 runway excursion

Both pilots aboard an Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) Mirage F1B aircraft sustained non-life-threatening injuries when their aircraft slid off the runway at Tyndall...

USNS Carson City arrives in Port Sudan

The US Military Sealift Command (MSC) expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (EPF 7) arrived in Port Sudan, Sudan on 24 February in...

Counter-terrorism in Africa: resetting a result-based approach under President Biden?

It is of course a bit early to predict the course of action the new US Administration is going to adopt regarding Africa in...

US Navy Expeditionary Mobile Base visits Cape Town

The United States Navy’s newest Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Cape Town on Saturday 20 February for a...

US Navy seizes illicit weapons from two dhows off Somalia

The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S Churchill (DDG 81) has seized illicit shipments of weapons and weapons components from two stateless dhows...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...