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Our Mission
U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.
Our Mission
U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.
Our Mission
U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

Latest News

Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard's legal team hosted Brig. Gen. Dan Kuwali of the Malawi Defense Force, for a 2-day visit that included a tour of Kentucky's Capital building and presentations to Guardsmen Apr. 21-22.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Maj. Gen. William Zana, commander, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, hosted the forum, which provided a face-to-face platform for representatives with the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, U,S. Agency for International Development, and National Security Council. The discussions ranged from overarching long-term strategy to specific security threats in the region.

Monday, May 16, 2022

The North Carolina National Guard hosted the African Military Law Forum Advisory Council at the NCNG Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26 - 28, 2022. The conference, created by the United States Africa Command, brought African military legal advisors from several nations including Botswana, one of the NCNG State Partnership Program peers, and Nigeria, Cameroon, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Tunisia, Niger, Malawi, Burundi, and NCNG leaders including U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffery Copeland, the NCNG Director of Joint Staff and retired Col. Rick Fay, NCNG Chief Counsel.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

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.

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U. S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U. S. Africa Command, concluded a two-day visit to Angola to meet with Angolan President João Lourenço and other senior government officials May 18.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The trip provided U.S. Africa Command leaders the opportunity to meet with civilian and military leaders in each nation to underscore the importance of partnership to confronting regional threats and achieving shared security goals.

Monday, May 23, 2022

In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report period ending Mar. 31, 2022, U.S. Africa Command received no new reports of civilian casualties and there were no open reports carried over from previous quarters. There are currently no assessments open or under review.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

U. S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U. S. Africa Command, concluded a two-day visit to Angola to meet with Angolan President João Lourenço and other senior government officials May 18.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

U. S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U. S. Africa Command, concluded a two-day visit to Angola to meet with Angolan President João Lourenço and other senior government officials May 18.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Gen. Townsend visits Mozambique to advance mutual security interests
Partner nations at Flintlock 2022 train to counter VEOs, collaborate across borders
African Land Forces Summit: going farther together
Gen. Townsend visits Mozambique to advance mutual security interests
Partner nations at Flintlock 2022 train to counter VEOs, collaborate across borders

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Our Mission

U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."

Our Mission

U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."

Our Mission

U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."