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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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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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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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AFRICOM and law enforcement cooperation enhances maritime security in West Africa

1:42 PM4/26/2022
During the month-long operation, multinational maritime forces conducted two major interdictions in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Sierra Leone and Cabo Verde.
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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

9:24 AM4/7/2022
Under the jurisdiction of Cabo Verde, U.S. and Cabo Verde law enforcement authorities boarded and inspected the vessel, seizing approximately 6,000 kilograms of suspected cocaine.
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AFRICOM commander concludes annual Congressional testimony

9:46 PM3/17/2022
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up his annual posture statement to Congress with a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee March 17.
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Quarterly Report; 4th Quarter, 2021

3:11 PM3/11/2022
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report period ending Dec. 31, 2021, U.S. Africa Command received no new reports of civilian casualties, and no open reports were carried over from previous quarters. There are currently no assessments open or under review.
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Somali, U.S. forces engage insurgents in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

4:29 PM2/23/2022
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Gen. Townsend visits Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya to advance mutual security interests

12:55 PM2/18/2022
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, concluded a multi-country trip to East Africa on Feb 17.
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Flintlock 2022 begins next week in Cote d’Ivoire

3:29 PM2/7/2022
More than 400 service members from more than 10 African partner and allied nations will participate in Flintlock 2022 in Cote d’Ivoire from Feb. 15-28, 2022.
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U.S. Africa Command conducts 2022 CHOD Conference

12:00 AM2/3/2022
U.S. Africa Command hosted African Chiefs of Defense and senior military leaders from 36 countries for the 2022 African Chiefs of Defense Conference: Shared Investment for a Shared Future, in Rome, Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2022
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Gen. Townsend visits Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana to advance mutual security interests

9:55 AM11/24/2021
U. S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U. S. Africa Command, wrapped up a multi-country trip to the Southern Africa region, Nov. 17-23.
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Warfighter Recovery Network conducts multi-day rescue at sea

12:21 PM11/16/2021
Members of the WRN received an urgent request for a mariner experiencing symptoms of a heart attack aboard the U.S. flagged cargo ship Liberty Grace located in the Indian Ocean, approximately 500 nautical miles east of Kenya.
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Bomber Task Force mission over Djibouti highlights partnership and commitment

10:57 AM11/2/2021
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers from the 9th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew a Bomber Task Force mission alongside two French Mirages, as well as two U.K. and two U.S. F-35s from U.K. Carrier Strike Group’s HMS Queen Elizabeth over Camp Lemonnier, Dijbouti, Nov. 11, 2021.
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U.S. Africa Command Civilian Casualty Assessment Quarterly Report; 4th Quarter, 2021

11:02 AM11/1/2021
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report period ending Sept. 30, 2021, 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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AFRICOM commander, Homeland Security Advisor conclude visit to Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Niger

12:00 AM11/1/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Chris Maier visited U.S. personnel and operational facilities in Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, and Niger, Oct. 25-29.
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AFRICOM Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia

4:46 PM9/28/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a two-day visit to Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia, Sept. 27-28.
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AFRICOM Commander engages in Mali

2:09 PM9/24/2021
U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, traveled to Bamako, Mali September 23, accompanied by U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civil-Military Engagement Ambassador Andrew Young.
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AFRICOM Commander visits Togo and Benin

11:58 AM9/23/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, continued a multi-day visit to West Africa, with stops in Togo and Benin, September 22-23.
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AFRICOM Commander visits Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

6:09 PM9/22/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, began a multi-day visit to West Africa, which included stops in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire September 20-21.
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