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Air Forces Africa commander reaffirms commitment to North Africa

10:20 AM1/15/2021
Continued engagement plays a crucial role in strengthening U.S. relationships with North African partner nations to better pursue a shared goal of global security.
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Marine Forces Africa commander conducts virtual meeting with Royal Moroccan Navy leader

8:42 AM1/7/2021
The two leaders affirmed the importance of the mutually beneficial U.S.-Morocco partnership and their unwavering dedication to the strong relationship between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces.
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NCO development focus of AFRICOM Senior Enlisted Leader's visit to African nations

12:00 AM12/18/2020
As part of Townsend’s African Enlisted Development Strategy (AEDS), Thresher focused his trip on the top Kenyan non-commissioned officers (NCO) responsible for developing NCOs within the Kenya Defense Forces.
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African partners attend NSCITTS as part of IMET

12:00 AM12/2/2020
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AFRICOM Holds Virtual Command Advice, Investigation, and Coordination Conference

9:08 AM11/25/2020
U.S. Africa Command’s office of the legal counsel’s legal engagements division held the first in a series of 11 virtual conferences with legal advisors from African partner nations in support of the Command Advice, Investigation, and Coordination (CAIC) program, Nov. 18.
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AFRICOM Donates Field Hospital to Kenya Border Police

4:22 PM11/23/2020
In addition to providing the control officer for the project, the Massachusetts National Guardsman will also assist in providing medical expertise post-COVID response when the Mobile Field Hospital is deployed to other areas.
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
The hospital can operate autonomously and is equipped with eight air conditioning units equipped with high efficiency particulate air filtration and ultraviolet light scrubber systems to control infections.
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U.S., Ghana partner to build disaster management capabilities across the region

8:39 AM11/17/2020
On November 9, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan officially presented a skills-based Disaster Management Curriculum to Major General Francis Ofori, Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC).
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US, Moroccan Generals launch planning for African Lion 21

8:55 AM11/16/2020
Plans for African Lion 21 build on African Lion 20, which was curtailed last spring during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Final installment of donated medical equipment reaches Namibia, Botswana

4:09 PM11/12/2020
The latest donation completes a $100 million Namibian dollars ($6.71 million US) donation of medical equipment to Namibia announced this spring.
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U.S., Democratic Republic of the Congo relaunch military cooperation

12:00 AM10/28/2020
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Rota, Spain

2:40 PM10/26/2020
While operating in the U.S. Africa Command area of operations, the ship conducted six maritime evolutions alongside African partner nations, participated in a major multinational exercise, and conducted refueling operations.
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APORA: Building African partner nations healthcare programs through information sharing

9:52 AM10/23/2020
The 9th annual African Partnership Outbreak Response Alliance conference, designed to support efforts to collectively respond to infectious disease outbreaks in Africa, concluded at the end of the third and final virtual seminar Oct. 7.
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USS Roosevelt port visit in Algeria demonstrates global maritime partnership

12:58 PM10/21/2020
The Oct. 18 visit by leaders with U.S. Naval Forces Africa and the Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt is the latest in a series of engagements with Algeria, including Oct. 1 by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Sept. 23 by Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command.
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Chaplains bridge the COVID gap using modern methods

1:17 PM10/20/2020
SOCAFRICA chaplains use VTC and social media to stay connected to their units, assist Burkina Faso chaplains in doing the same
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U.S. donates personal protective equipment to Zambian Ministry of Defense

10:35 AM10/20/2020
The PPE donation includes: 8,000 surgical masks, 8,600 N-95 respirator masks, 4,500 examination gloves, 7,000 hand sanitizer bottles, and over 200 containers of chlorine disinfectant supplies.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams joins allies, partners for exercise Grand African NEMO

9:18 AM10/16/2020
Hershel “Woody” Williams recently completed tracking and maneuvering exercises with Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Cabo Verde, and Morocco.
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Nations of the African Outbreak Response Alliance conclude series of virtual symposiums on healthcare, COVID19 response

10:38 AM10/14/2020
Topics included threats and opportunities in the COVID-19 environment, best practices in prevention and response to COVID-19, biosecurity threat reduction, and disease management during COVID-19.
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U.S., Senegalese naval leaders plan new Naval Infantry Symposium

1:47 PM10/8/2020
Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, visited with Senegalese Naval Chief of Staff Rear Adm. Oumar Wade and U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Tulinabo Mushingi, in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 5-7, 2020.
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USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams operates with the Senegalese Navy

3:07 PM10/7/2020
Hershel “Woody” Williams is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of operations and is a key element in integration between U.S. Navy and Marine Corps operations, especially Marine aviation and support to amphibious operations.
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