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Nations of the African Outbreak Response Alliance conclude series of virtual symposiums on healthcare, COVID19 response

2:16 PM10/9/2020
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AFRICOM’s new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners

7:56 AM10/3/2020
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, director of operations, U.S. Africa Command, traveled to the African continent to engage with partners, visit key U.S. military operating locations, and deepen his understanding of security in the region, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.
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U.S. Africa Command leaders meet with U.S. Coast Guard leadership

7:40 PM10/1/2020
Through joint efforts with partner nations, U.S. Africa Command and the Coast Guard seek to demonstrate U.S. commitment and model responsible behavior, confront the actions of near-peer competitors, and shine a light on the activities of those who violate the international rules-based order in the maritime domain.
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Statement from AFRICOM commander U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend on the command’s 12th Anniversary

4:41 PM10/1/2020
Today, U.S. Africa Command’s theater is key terrain for global power competition. U.S. Africa Command enables the United States' enduring partnership with like-minded countries to address challenges from strategic competitors like China and Russia, who continue to expand their authoritarian influence worldwide, including in Africa.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

8:25 AM9/26/2020
The trip, which included stops in Somalia, Djibouti, Chad and Niger, demonstrated AFRICOM’s whole of government approach in Africa.
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U.S. Africa Command leaders meet with Algeria’s leadership

12:00 AM9/23/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command, met with President Abdelmajid Tebboune in Algiers, Algeria Sept. 23, to discuss regional security issues and engagement opportunities.
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U.S. Africa Command leaders discuss partnership with French military

11:59 AM9/17/2020
U.S. Africa Command leaders visited with French Chief of the Defense Staff, General Francois Lecointre, and other French senior officials to discuss continued U.S.-French cooperation in Africa.
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Statement from AFRICOM Commander U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend on 9/11 & Current Threats

5:19 PM9/11/2020
Today, U.S. Africa Command continues the fight against al-Qaeda and its affiliates across the African continent, protecting the American people as well as our African and international partners. This important work safeguards our nation, strengthens our partners, and protects our way of life from enemies intent on our destruction.
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AFRICOM Commander visits Tunisia to discuss security

7:58 PM9/9/2020
U.S. Africa Command commander Gen. Stephen Townsend traveled to Tunisia Sept. 9 to meet with key Tunisian leadership, including Tunisian President Kais Saied and Tunisian Minister of Defense, Ibrahim Bartagi. U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Donald Blome also participated in the meetings.
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AFRICOM identifies al-Shabaab terrorist targeted in August strike

6:21 PM9/8/2020
U.S. Africa Command officials released the identity of the senior Al-Shabaab leader killed in an Aug. 25 airstrike in Somalia as the terrorist known as Abdulqadir Commandos.
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Tunisian, U.S. military aircraft conduct interoperability mission in North Africa

5:20 PM9/8/2020
U.S. Strategic Command, in support of U.S. Africa Command, conducted a B-52 interoperability training mission with the Tunisian Air Force over the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 8.
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AFRICOM statement on Sept. 7 event in Somalia

1:24 PM9/8/2020
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B-52 Stratofortresses conduct interoperability missions in North Africa

8:00 PM9/7/2020
U.S. Strategic Command, in support of U.S. Africa Command, conducted B-52 interoperability training missions Sept. 7 in North Africa
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U.S. Africa Command donates COVID supplies to Ghana

12:00 AM9/3/2020
AFRICOM used Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation funds to purchase 10,000 N95 face masks, 1,600 hospital gowns, 2,000 liters of methylated spirit, 3,000 liters of sodium hypochlorite, 20 glucometers, 200 glucometer strips, and 14 pulse oximeters.
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Al-Shabaab Terrorist Network: The Nature of this Enemy

5:48 PM8/28/2020
In 2020, U.S. Africa Command has conducted 46 airstrikes to degrade the al-Shabaab terrorist network.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

3:18 PM8/26/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted one (1) airstrike targeting al-Shabaab terrorists after they attacked partner forces from a building in the vicinity of Dar as Salam, Somalia, Aug. 24.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab senior leader

10:38 PM8/25/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab senior leader in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia, on Aug. 25.
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Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab

9:00 PM8/20/2020
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting one terrorist in the vicinity of Kurtun Warey, Somalia, Aug. 20.
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U.S. donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African Health Services

12:00 AM8/15/2020
“The contributions of critical personal protective equipment and supplies help South Africa and reflect our commitment to partnership in Africa."
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Military equipment enables the G5 Joint Force Sahel fight against terrorism

1:43 PM8/14/2020
The Joint Force’s missions include combating counterterrorism, transnational organized crime, and trafficking in the Sahel, a region that has seen an increase in violence since 2017.
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