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U.S. Africa Command Commander concludes visit to Angola

4:32 PM5/26/2022
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.
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Exercise Phoenix Express 2022 set to begin in Tunisia

9:04 AM5/26/2022
The exercise focuses on regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts that promote safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea and territorial waters of participating North African nations.
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Exercise Phoenix Express 2022 set to begin in Tunisia

12:00 AM5/24/2022
Civilian and military leaders pose for a group photo during the exercise Phoenix Express 2022 opening ceremony at the La Goulette Naval Base in Tunis, Tunisia, May 24, 2022. Phoenix Express 22, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean.
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Gen. Townsend visits East Africa and Angola to advance mutual security interests

3:01 PM5/23/2022
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.
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Gen. Townsend visits East Africa and Angola to advance mutual security interests

12:00 AM5/19/2022
Gen. Stephen Townsend’s final stop on the trip was to Rwanda, where he and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Rwanda Deb MacLean met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Townsend expressed appreciation for Rwanda’s long-standing partnership with the United States, to include the long-standing cooperation with the state partnership program between Rwanda and the Nebraska National Guard, as a demonstration of Rwanda’s vision for a stable, security and prosperous Africa.
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Gen. Townsend visits East Africa and Angola to advance mutual security interests

12:00 AM5/18/2022
In Kenya, Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Kenya Eric W. Kneedler met with Kenyan President Uruhu Kenyatta to discuss mutual security concerns and to express appreciation to Kenya for its continued leadership and collaboration on regional security. Townsend and Kneedler also participated in a pass and review at the Kenyan Defense Force Headquarters.
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Kentucky National Guard Public A

4:13 PM5/17/2022
Brig. Gen. Dan Kuwali poses for a photo with Col. Jason Shepherd and Col. Joyce Gordon on April 22, 2022, in the Wellman Armory Auditorium in Frankfort, Ky. Kuwali was invited by the pair to come speak to Kentucky National Guard’s Staff Judge Advocates about the opportunities for the United States to use soft power in Africa to balance against China's widespread soft power engagements on the continent. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jesse Elbouab)
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Malawi Defense Force JAG visits Boone Center, Guard Staff Judge Advocates

4:13 PM5/17/2022
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.
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Department of State and Defense officials meet for 2022 East African Security Forum

1:54 PM5/16/2022
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.
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North Carolina National Guard

11:16 AM5/12/2022
Maj. Mike Sterling, North Carolina National Guard State Partnership Director, greets Uganda People’s Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Godard Busingye at the African Military Law Forum Advisory Council at 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, to share their expertise in International, Operational, Administrative, and Civil law and to announce the formation of the Women’s Peace and Security component to the ongoing forum.
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NC Guard Hosts African Military Law Forum Advisory Council

11:16 AM5/12/2022
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.
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

1:42 PM5/11/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), participates in group work during a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

1:42 PM5/11/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), speaks with participants of a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

1:41 PM5/11/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), takes a selfie with participants of a Women, Peace and Security workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better leverage contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

1:41 PM5/11/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), discusses the partnership of Djiboutian leaders, US military, and the US Embassy during a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

1:41 PM5/11/2022
Participants of a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop conduct group work at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
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US military, Djiboutians champion Women, Peace and Security at co-hosted event

1:40 PM5/11/2022
U.S. leadership with the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) co-hosted a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop with the Djiboutian Ministry of Women and Family at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The participating parties, including members of the Djiboutian Ministry of Women and Family, CJTF-HOA, and U.S. Embassy Djibouti, used the venue to initiate an update to Djibouti’s WPS National Action Plan (NAP). The NAP serves as a binding document for integration of WPS principles, including how they will be prioritized and governed within Djibouti.
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FY22 Q2 CVICAS Report_Arabic_FINAL.pdf

9:38 AM5/4/2022
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FY22 Q2 CVICAS Report_French_FINAL.pdf

9:37 AM5/4/2022
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Quarterly Report; 2nd Quarter, 2022

10:46 AM5/3/2022
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.
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