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Exercise Obangame Express 23 aids maritime security and prosecution in the Gulf of Guinea

12:58 PM2/2/2023
The exercise focuses on building capacities in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo to counter more effectively all forms of maritime-based crime in the Gulf of Guinea.
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Exercise Obangame Express 23 aids maritime security and prosecution in the Gulf of Guinea

12:55 PM2/2/2023
Nigerian Navy and Police Force personnel conduct Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training during exercise Obangame Express 2023 in Lagos, Nigeria, on Jan. 25, 2023. The exercise focuses on building capacities in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo to counter more effectively all forms of maritime-based crime in the Gulf of Guinea.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

7:28 PM1/30/2023
At the request of the Federal Government of Somalia and in support of Somali National Army engagements against al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted a collective self-defense strike on Jan. 25, 2023.
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Successful U.S. Counterterrorism Operation

5:12 PM1/26/2023
The U.S. military conducted a successful counterterrorism operation in Somalia on Jan. 25, 2023.
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U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area

10:54 AM1/25/2023
U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Corey Kerns, commanding officer of USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905), greets Capt. Karim Mara, Senegalese Navy deputy chief of staff, in Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 17, 2023. Spencer is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of responsibility, employed by the U.S. Sixth Fleet, to carry out joint training, exercises, and maritime security operations alongside AFRICOM partners in support of U.S. interests abroad, regional partnerships, and to strengthen international maritime governance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mikaela McGee)
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USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905) completes multinational maritime security patrol, arrives in Dakar, Senegal

12:00 AM1/25/2023
Spencer’s visit to Dakar included meetings with Capt. Karim Mara, Senegalese deputy chief of naval staff, as well as leaders from the Senegalese Navy and the U.S. Office of Security Cooperation. Jan. 17, 2023.
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IUU in Focus - January 2023

2:59 PM1/24/2023
U.S. Africa Command highlights illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing; its effects on the continent; and our actions with partners to limit its presence.
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French 23.01.23 Strike Release Xaradheere.pdf

12:45 PM1/24/2023
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Arabic 23.01.23 Strike Release Xaradheere.pdf

12:45 PM1/24/2023
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

10:23 AM1/24/2023
At the request of the Federal Government of Somalia and in support of Somali National Army engagements against al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted a collective self-defense strike on Jan. 23, 2023.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

6:30 PM1/20/2023
At the request of the Federal Government of Somalia and in support of Somali National Army engagements against al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted a collective self-defense strike on Jan. 20, 2023.
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AFRICOM leaders visit Gabon

1:38 PM1/20/2023
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Michael Langley, Commander, U.S, Africa Command, visited Gabon, Jan. 17-18.
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Ghana in Focus - January 2023

3:19 PM1/17/2023
U.S. Africa Command highlights recent events and actions with our partners in Ghana in the second half of 2022.
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AFRICOM leaders visit Gabon

12:00 AM1/17/2023
During his first visit to Libreville, Gabon, from Jan. 17-18, 2023, Langley met with President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Minister of Defense Felicite Ongouori Ngoubili (not pictured) to discuss shared security interests, opportunities to increase multilateral training engagements and future areas of potential cooperation.
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African special operations forces, U.S. SOC-Africa announce Flintlock 2023

12:00 AM1/13/2023
Flintlock strengthens partner nations to counter violent extremist organizations, collaborate across borders, and provide security for their people with respect for human rights.
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U.S. and Seychellois divers team up in the Port of Victoria

12:00 AM1/10/2023
The divers worked in tandem to start salvaging a wreck that posed a hazard to navigation at the site of a future pier expansion project.
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Morocco in Focus - January 2023

12:53 PM1/9/2023
U.S. Africa Command highlights recent events and actions with our partners in Morocco in the second half of 2022.
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International exercise Obangame Express 2023 set to begin

12:00 AM1/9/2023
Hosted in Nigeria, OE23 works to improve regional cooperation, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to counter illicit sea-based activity.
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U.S. donates $9 million in weapons, equipment to support the Somali National Army

12:00 AM1/8/2023
Aside from heavy weapons, equipment included support and construction vehicles, explosive ordinance disposal kits, medical supplies, and maintenance equipment for vehicles and weapons.
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U.S. donates $9 million in weapons, equipment to support the Somali National Army

12:00 AM1/8/2023
The U.S. presented $9 million in weapons, vehicles, medical supplies and other equipment to the Somali National Army in a ceremony Jan. 8, 2023, attended by Somali Minister of Defense Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur Jama and U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Larry André.
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