The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and partners from Djibouti alongside seven other allied nations celebrated Partner Appreciation Day Nov. 8, 2023, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
The 2023 West Africa Logistics Conference in Abidjan, hosted by U.S. Africa Command and Côte d’Ivoire, united regional leaders to tackle logistics hurdles in combating crises, including terrorism. Representatives from 12 nations and regional organizations discussed enhancing interoperability and military readiness. The conference recognized current challenges like equipment compatibility and addressed solutions like joint exercises and boosting local production. Commitments were made to strengthen ongoing collaboration for improved regional logistics and security.
The 294th Engineer Support Company (ESC) transferred authority of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) engineering mission to the 1782nd Engineer Support Company during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 18, 2023.
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Michael Langley, commander, U.S. Africa Command, and Sgt. Maj. Michael Woods, the command's senior enlisted leader, visited Mauritania on Oct. 22-24, 2023 to reinforce security partnerships and address extremism, engaging with Mauritanian leaders and U.S. embassy officials.
U.S. Marine Corps General Michael Langley, Commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), traveled to Tunisia, September 19, to further cooperation between the United States and Tunisia.
On September 6, 2023, a Somali national force conducted a counter-terrorism operation in the vicinity of El-Lahelay, Somalia.
"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."