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Our Mission
USAFRICOM, with Partners and Allies, counters malign actors and transnational threats, responds to crises, strengthens African security forces, and supports U.S. Government initiatives in Africa to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.
Our Mission
USAFRICOM, with Partners and Allies, counters malign actors and transnational threats, responds to crises, strengthens African security forces, and supports U.S. Government initiatives in Africa to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.
Our Mission
USAFRICOM, with Partners and Allies, counters malign actors and transnational threats, responds to crises, strengthens African security forces, and supports U.S. Government initiatives in Africa to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

Latest News

Over five days, 13 nations from across West Africa, Europe, and North America sent military delegations to collaborate, learn, and train together as part of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF)’s Obangame Express 2024 military interdiction training events at the Ghana Western Naval Headquarters in Sekondi. 

Monday, May 13, 2024

North Carolina National Guard leaders and leaders from Malawi participated in a State Partnership Signing Ceremony in Lilongwe, Malawi, April 27, 2024. The leaders joined fellow U.S. Military and Malawi officials at a signing ceremony as part of the North Carolina National Guard’s expansion bringing the Republic of Zambia and the Republic of Malawi into their State Partnership Program, a National Guard Bureau initiative joining individual state National Guards and host nations as part of U.S. security cooperation and international civil-military affairs.

Monday, May 13, 2024

North Carolina National Guard leaders join fellow U.S. Military and Zambian leaders at a State Partnership Program Signing Ceremony, Livingstone, Zambia, April 26, 2024. The leaders were invited to the ceremony as part of the NCNG’s expansion joining the Republic of Zambia and the Republic of Malawi in their State Partnership Program, a National Guard Bureau initiative joining individual state National Guards and host nations as part of U.S. security cooperation and international civil-military affairs.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Through multinational exercises and military-to-military engagements, U.S. Africa Command strengthens relationships with African partner nations to help build the defense capability and capacity of their security forces.

U.S. Africa Command embraces a holistic approach to security challenges by working closely with U.S. Government interagency counterparts and partner nation militaries from around the world.

Along with regional partners, U.S. Africa command conducts military operations to disrupt, degrade and neutralize violent extremist organizations that present a transnational threat.

Operations set conditions for continued partnering to help African partner nations build the capacity they need to secure the region.

U.S. Africa Command stands ready to protect U.S. personnel and facilities within the region.

By forging relationships with regional partners, U.S. Africa Command ensures U.S. and partner nation security forces will have what they need, where and when they need it to respond to crisis.

Latest Press Releases

The effective cooperation and communication between the U.S. and Nigerien armed forces ensured that this turnover was finished ahead of schedule and without any complications.

Monday, July 8, 2024

This initiative marks the 64th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Republic of the Congo, highlighting both nations' commitment to peace, cultural exchange, and mutual understanding.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

U.S. Ambassador Howard A. Van Vranken, U.S. Ambassador to Botswana, and U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. Michael Langley, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, participated in the official transfer of a former U.S. military C-130 Hercules aircraft to the Botswana Defence Force in a significant step towards enhancing Botswana's defense capabilities.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

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