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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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U.S. Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria

12:55 PM2/26/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a three-day West African visit Feb. 22-25 with a stop in Nigeria yesterday to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two nations.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

12:00 AM2/25/2021
U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a two-day visit to Ghana, Feb. 23-24. This was Townsend’s first visit to the country, where he met with Ghanaian leaders and U.S. Embassy personnel in Accra.
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U.S. Africa Command Leadership visits Spain

6:52 PM2/18/2021
U.S. Africa Command’s Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kirk Smith, traveled to Spain Feb. 15-17 to discuss deepening collaboration and efforts within Africa with senior Spanish defense officials.
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AFRICOM forces conduct first engagements in Somalia since repositioning

5:14 PM2/1/2021
U.S. Africa Command forces completed the first engagement into Somalia since the successful repositioning of U.S. forces under Joint Task Force - Quartz Jan. 30.
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U.S. Africa Command visit concludes, sparks key discussions with Sudan, DRC

4:12 PM2/1/2021
The trip occurred during a critical time for Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as both countries navigate paths toward democracy and civilian-led governments. Engagements renewed partnerships between the U.S. and these African nations and provided opportunities to discuss commonalities, shared values, pursue mutual interests, and strengthen the regional capacity of these nations to address security challenges.
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U.S. Africa Command leaders visit DRC

9:23 AM1/30/2021
A U.S. Africa Command delegation visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo to demonstrate support for the Congolese commitment to enhancing military professionalism and welcome the countries’ re-established security cooperation relationship, Jan. 27-30.
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U.S. Africa Command senior leaders strengthen foundation of partnership with African countries

10:26 AM1/28/2021
A U.S. Africa Command delegation arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Jan. 27, following a historic visit to Sudan Jan. 25-27.
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U.S. Africa Command senior leaders visit Sudan

4:24 PM1/27/2021
U.S. Africa Command’s Deputy to the U.S. Africa Command Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, Ambassador Andrew Young, and Director of Intelligence, Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, conducted a historic visit to Sudan to foster cooperative engagement and expand partnership development, Jan. 25-27.
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Partnerships key to lasting security and stability

2:09 PM1/27/2021
The U.S. Africa Command Director of Intelligence, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, spoke with Sudanese military professionals from the Sudanese Higher Military Academy in Sudan, Jan. 27.
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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct two strikes on al-Shabaab operatives

4:35 PM1/19/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted two airstrikes in the vicinities of Jamaame and Deb Scinnele, Somalia, Jan. 19, 2021.
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AFRICOM commander concludes visit to East Africa

11:59 AM1/19/2021
Commander, senior enlisted leader, wrap up a five-day visit to East Africa including stops in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya as well as to the USS Makin Island (LHD 8), operating off the coast of Somalia.
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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct strike on al-Shabaab compound

9:52 PM1/18/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted one airstrike in the vicinity of Tiyeeglow, Somalia Jan. 18, 2021.
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