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Research and Background

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Some of the below documents may be outdated or contain outdated information.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.

Current Documents

United States Africa Command, Command Brief 2014 (French)

United States Africa Command, Command Brief 2014 (English)

Africa Resources Links

U.S. government programs or international organizations in Africa.

Links do not imply official endorsement of content by U.S. Africa Command.

Reports and Briefings

Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress) · Reports on Africa as released by the Foreign Press Center

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

Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest · Annual reports by the U.S. Department of State

Foreign Press Center Briefings on Africa

Library of Congress · Africa and Middle East Collections

International Organizations and Groups

African Union

The United Nations News Center

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

The UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA)

More Information Resources

U.S. Department of State Bureau of African Affairs

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

USAID Famine Early Warning Systems Network

Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS)

African Growth and Opportunity Act

Centers for Disease Control - Global Health

Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa

Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Legal Attaché Offices in Africa

International Trade Administration

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial

USA.Gov Defense and International Relations links

U.S. Trade Agreements

World Factbook

News Sources

AllAfrica: Arms and Armies

AllAfrica: Conflict, Peace, and Security

American Forces Press Service

Defense Writers Group archive

Pentagon press briefings (Oct 1994 to present)

Reuters Alertnet Humanitarian News for Africa

Stars and Stripes
Downloadable print edition

Voice of America Africa News