United States Africa Command

The AFRICOM Commander and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs answered questions from journalists July 1, 2015. Gen. David Rodriguez participated in the Washington D.C. based event via a video connection from AFRICOM headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. LiveAtState: Foreign Policy and Security Cooperation in Sub Saharan Africa The AFRICOM Commander and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs answered questions from journalists July 1. Read more >
U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Hughes, chief of international affairs for U.S. Air Force Europe and Africa, participates in a small group discussion as part of the Africa Logistics Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 24, 2015. U.S. Africa Command sponsored the three-day forum in partnership with the Africa Union and the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. On-time Logistics Support: AFRICOM Hosts Logistics Forum Whether fighting deadly diseases, facing the challenges of refugees fleeing violence in their homelands, or combating violent extremists, nations in Africa are seeking ways to move across the continent quickly. Read more >
U.S. service members, consisting of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, are working everyday supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-led Operation United Assistance. U.S. Africa Command is also supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. Remembering Operation United Assistance Logistics in Support of OUA: Teamwork, Transition and Lessons Learned Read more >
Lt. Col. Lori Renwick, manager of the AFRICOM Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Program, greets community leaders during a ribbon cutting ceremony for a healthcare facility in Lomé, Togo May 26, 2015. Photo taken by Elliott Agbavon, U.S. Embassy Lomé.
New Clinic and School in Togo One construction project ends as another begins with funds from the U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Program. Read more >
AFRICOM Hosts Partnership Forum AFRICOM teams up with businesses, academia and nongovernment organizations to discuss how nonfederal entities can assist with the command's strategic objectives. Read more >
A volunteer nurse teaches people how to properly take their prescriptions during a humanitarian assistance mission led by Cameroonian Soldiers from the Battalion d'Intervention Rapide in Kourgui, Cameroon May 13, 2015.The mission, funded through the U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Program, provided medical assistance and education to more than 1,250 people displaced due to Boko Haram violence. AFRICOM Funds Humanitarian Mission in Cameroon The mission, planned and led by Cameroonian Soliders, provided medical assistance and education to more than 1,250 people displaced due to Boko Haram violence. Read more >