The documents below highlight issues related to security in Africa, as well as background papers relating to U.S. Africa Command.
Some of the below documents may be outdated or contain outdated information. They are posted for research purposes and to promote public understanding.
Posting of these documents does not imply official endorsement by U.S. Africa Command or the Department of Defense.
Reports and Briefings
Country Background Notes · Compiled by the U.S. Dept of State
Defense Security Cooperation Agency Fact Book · Data on Foreign Military Sales Agreements and Deliveries since 1950
Library of Congress · Africa collections
International Organizations and Groups
More Information Resources
Defense Security Cooperation Agency - DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges.
International Trade Administration - Creates prosperity by strengthening the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.
Millennium Challenge Corporation - MCC works with partner countries to promote growth, help people lift themselves out of poverty, and invest in future generations.
North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial - Most honored here lost their lives in World War II in military activities ranging from North Africa to the Persian Gulf.
World Factbook - provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.