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Media Releases for Support Humanitarian and Disaster Relief

AFRICOM Commander Visits South Africa during Exercise Shared Accord 8/5/2013
AFRICOM Commander Visits South Africa during Exercise Shared Accord The Commander of U.S. Africa Command (Africom) General David Rodriguez traveled to South Africa to observe training events, which took place August 1-2, 2013, as part of Shared Accord 13.  Shared Full Story
AFRICOM's Humanitarian Assistance Program Helps Ranchers in Mauritania 6/19/2013
United States Africa Command's Humanitarian Assistance Program Helps Ranchers in Mauritania Right behind agriculture, ranching is the biggest source of nutrition in West Africa, so for ranchers, a safe and secure place to bring their livestock for vaccinations and de-worming medication is Full Story
One Health training in Moroto improves local infrastructure, builds relationships 1/11/2013
One Health training held in Moroto, Uganda, Nov. 18-27, 2012. One Health training held in Moroto, Uganda, Nov. 18-27, 2012. Full Story
TRANSCRIPT: General Ham Discusses U.S. AFRICOM objectives and Africa security issues at Brown University 12/19/2012
The U.S. military is not an independent actor in Africa, and its efforts support larger U.S. government objectives and shared security interests with African partners, according to General Carter Full Story
Collaborating Extremist Groups Worry AFRICOM Commander 12/4/2012
Extremist groups collaborating in Africa pose a threat beyond the region that extends to Europe and the United States, U.S. Africa Command's top military officer said here today.
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US Service Members Deliver Supplies to Bi'idley Storm Victims 11/23/2012
U.S. AFRICOM Photo After the small village of Bi'idley located within the Ali Sabieh district of Djibouti was hit by a strong wind storm three months ago, the village's nearly 100 residents were left with Full Story
TRANSCRIPT: General Ham at the Chatham House, London 11/21/2012
During a presentation at the Chatham House, London, England, on November 16, 2012, General Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), talked about AFRICOM's mission and its Full Story
TRANSCRIPT: General Ham Interviews With France 24 11/19/2012
The commander of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), General Carter F. Ham, discussed the security sitation in Mali with France 24 on November 14, 2012.

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Soldiers, Teachers Team During First Aid Workshops 11/13/2012
U.S. AFRICOM Photo U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, deployed from Fort Lewis, Wash., partnered with the Dikhil, Djibouti, Office of Education Full Story
Djibouti Language School Graduates 80 During Ceremony 10/19/2012
U.S. AFRICOM Photo Nine U.S. service members and more than 200 Djiboutians gathered together Oct. 11, 2012, during a Noural-Imam Institute graduation ceremony to recognize 80 student for successfully completing their Full Story
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