United States Africa Command

A participant in the 2015 Gender Mainstreaming Seminar held in Arusha, Tanzania, signs an event banner May 18. U.S. Army Africa co-hosted the conference with the Tanzanian Peoples Defense Force, to emphasize the importance of gender mainstreaming and promote equality throughout the region. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Kimball) Tanzania hosts 17 nations during Gender Mainstreaming Seminar Representatives from 17 nations are taking part in the 2nd Annual Gender Mainstreaming Seminar in Arusha, Tanzania, May 18-22, hosted by U.S. Army Africa and the Tanzanian Peoples Defense Force. Read more >
Closer Look: Engaging Africa In a Closer Look: Engaging Africa, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, U.S. Africa Command commander, discusses security in Africa, threats on the continent, relationships with African nations, and fighting Ebola. Interview by Gail McCabe, Defense Media Activity. Read more >
U.S. Africa Command is hosting the African Partnership Forum (APF) June 9-11, 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany.  AFRICOM Hosting Partnership Forum U.S. Africa Command is hosting the African Partnership Forum (APF) June 9-11, 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more >
Lt. Col. Jonathan Shine, commander, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, works  with central African military personnel during the preparation phase of Central Accord 2015 in Libreville, Gabon, May 14. Shine and his counterparts  developed a plan of action for events taking place during the exercise. CA 15 exercises mission command proficiency for UN peacekeeping operations, develops multinational logistical and communications capabilities, and improves regional ability to command, control and support forward deployed forces. Approximately 400 military personnel from member nations are scheduled to participate in the exercise. The exercise consists of one week of classroom-based academics and one week of a command post exercise. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Folkerth) Central Accord 15 Focuses on African and European Partnership U.S. military members joined with troops from several central African countries and their United Nations allies to participate in the opening ceremony of the Central Accord 2015 exercise at Libreville, Gabon, May 13. Read more >
The new classrooms at the Lesodi-Motlana primary school house 230 students in grades five through seven. An administrative building and hygienic latrines were also constructed. Humanitarian Assistance Program Helps with School Construction in South Africa A primary school in Limpopo, South Africa now has eight new classrooms thanks to a combined effort. Read more >
Angolan Marines, known as Fuzileiros Navais da Marinha de Guerra Angolana (MGA), practice  clearing a room in Luanda, Angola, March 4, 2015. U.S. Marines, British Royal Marines and Spanish Marines spent three days training with the Angolans in close-quarters combat, small boat operations and repair, and search and seizure techniques before departing for Cameroon during the maritime security exercise, Africa Partnership Station. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman/Released) NATO Marine Forces Work With West African Partners A team of approximately 21 Marines, 10 representing the United States, six from Great Britain, and five from Spain, conducted training in countries along the West African coast February through April 2015. Read more >