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Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies during East Africa trip

12:00 AM7/30/2021
U.S. Africa Command leaders including U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, conducted a multi-national East Africa trip, visiting Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and Djibouti from July 25-30.
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U.S. Africa Command assists Tunisia with COVID-19 response

12:00 AM7/27/2021
U.S. Africa Command, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, provided 310 canisters of oxygen, one million liters in total, to Tunisia, July 26.
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U.S. Africa Command supports Somali partners against al-Shabaab

10:16 PM7/23/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab in the vicinity of Qeycad, Galmudug, Somalia today.
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U.S. Africa Command conducts strike against al-Shabaab

12:00 AM7/20/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted one airstrike in the vicinity of Galkayo, Somalia, July 20, 2021.
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U.S. Africa Command leaders visit Mauritania to highlight cooperation and importance of G5 Sahel

3:29 PM7/16/2021
A U.S. Africa Command senior leader delegation met with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani to discuss the potential for greater partnership and engagement during a visit to the nation’s capital, Nouakchott, July 13-15.
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AFRICOM’s Gen. Townsend meets African leaders at exercise African Lion

9:40 AM6/21/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend visited Morocco to attend the closing ceremony of African Lion 21 and to meet with several African defense leaders June 17-19.
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U.S. Africa Command wins prestigious communications industry award

8:23 AM6/14/2021
In a virtual ceremony from New York City June 10, U.S. Africa Command received the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious Silver Anvil Award for the command’s strategic outreach efforts with Sudan and on the African continent.
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African Lion 21 exercise begins with 7,800 troops in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

3:33 PM6/7/2021
African Lion 21 is a multi-domain, multi-component, and multi-national exercise, which will employ a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among partner nations and enhance the ability to operate in the African theater of operations.
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CIVCAS Report: 2nd Quarter, 2021

12:00 AM6/4/2021
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report period ending Mar. 31, 2021, U.S. Africa Command received two new reports of civilian casualties and closed out two of three open cases.
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AFRICOM commander presides over CJTF-HOA change of command, engages with partners during East Africa trip

3:21 PM5/18/2021
While in East Africa Townsend conducted several key leader engagements with U.S., international and African partners.
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AFRICOM leader highlights support to African and international partners during Sahel visit

12:13 PM5/3/2021
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command, concluded a multiday visit to Senegal and Mali.
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AFRICOM commander wraps-up posture testimony

8:21 AM4/23/2021
U.S. Africa Command commander, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, wrapped up his annual posture statement to Congress with a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee April 22.
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U.S. Africa Command testimony to Senate Armed Services Committee

9:19 AM4/21/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, to deliver the 2021 U.S. Africa Command posture testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee April 22.
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AFRICOM commander testifies before Congress

7:24 AM4/21/2021
U.S. Africa Command commander, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on April 20 as part of the command’s annual Posture Statement to Congress.
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U.S. Africa Command testimony to House Armed Services Committee

2:54 PM4/19/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, to deliver the 2021 U.S. Africa Command posture testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Apr. 20.
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Morocco praises continued security cooperation with AFRICOM

1:54 PM4/12/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command spoke with the Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, Gen. Abdelfatah Louarak on April 6.
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AFRICOM delegation attends presidential inauguration in Niger

8:02 PM4/6/2021
Ambassador Andrew Young, deputy to the commander for civil-military engagement traveled to Niger to attend the presidential inauguration of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, April 2.
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AFRICOM commander meets Tunisian military leaders aboard the USS Eisenhower

11:54 AM3/26/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command met with several Tunisian military leaders aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) aircraft carrier, March 25, to discuss joint efforts to enhance Tunisia’s maritime security.
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Report

12:00 AM3/5/2021
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report ending Dec. 31, 2020, U.S. Africa Command received no new reports of civilian casualties and closed out two of three open cases.
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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct assessment in Mali

3:54 PM3/3/2021
U.S. Africa Command forces stationed in Djibouti conducted an operational and logistics assessment in Gao, Mali, March 3.
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