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March 20, 2019

Military Officials Dispute Amnesty International Allegations of Civilian Casualties

Allegations by a human rights group that U.S. Africa Command is responsible for civilian casualties in Somalia are not correct, Defense Department officials said.

Feb. 15, 2019

Engagement With African Nations Must Matter to Americans

Michelle Lenihan, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs, said that Africa matters and wants to get across to Americans: What happens in Africa is important and affects the world.

Feb. 7, 2019

Africom Uses Whole-of-Government to Engage Nations

The commander of U.S. Africa Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee that his command is engaged throughout the continent to encourage allies and partners and strengthen the rule of law.

Aug. 22, 2018

Nigerien Air Base 201 Sharpens Community Ties

Soldiers at Nigerien Air Base 201 continue to promote peace and security in the region by building partnerships between the local community and U.S. service members as well as reducing the area's susceptibility to violent extremists.

Aug. 17, 2018

Civil Affairs Soldiers Enhance Tanzanian Operations to Counter Illicit Trafficking

Deep in one of the largest countries in East Africa, U.S. Army soldiers have been training Tanzanian game wardens in operations to deter poachers and prevent extremist organizations from profiting from illicit activities.

Aug. 15, 2018

U.S., Kenyan Military Dog Handlers Share Knowledge, Experience

Kenyan and American service members teamed up at the Kenyan army’s 1st Canine Regiment headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, to share the best ways to treat and train military working dogs in the field.

Aug. 1, 2018

Language Barrier No Obstacle for Deployed Doctors

An Italian civilian woman involved in a nearly fatal car accident adjacent to Nigerien Air Base 101 in Niamey, Niger, likely would have died at the civilian hospital if it weren’t for the efforts of service members from the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and Italy.

June 8, 2018

Attack in Somalia Kills U.S. Service Member, Wounds Others

A U.S. special operations service member was killed and four other U.S. service members and a partner force service member were wounded as the result of an enemy attack during an operation in Jubaland, Somalia, U.S. Africa Command officials said.

May 10, 2018

Africom Chief Details Changes Made to Mitigate Risks After Niger Attack

The incident in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017, that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers and wounding of two more have resulted in changes and adjustments to how U.S. forces are employed in Africa, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Pentagon reporters.

March 30, 2018

Exercise Obangame Express 2018 Starts

Exercise Obangame Express 2018, which is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.

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