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Holiday Greeting From General Ward
Dec 25, 2008 · AFRICOM Public Affairs
The December holidays are here. These are special times for families and communities to get together and celebrate. For many of the world's religions, December hosts a number of sacred days. It is also a wonderful time to reflect on the year gone by, and to prepare oneself for the challenges...  (Full Story)

U.S. Africa Command: Value Added
Dec 23, 2008 · Amb. Mary C. Yates
Article is in PDF format  (Full Story)

Cameroon Introduces First Peacekeeping Battalion
Dec 19, 2008 · U.S. Embassy, Cameroon
Cameroon's first 800-member peacekeeping battalion and new Peacekeeping Training Instructor Group were honored at a ceremony in Ngaoundere on December 12, 2008. Mr. Jean Baptiste Bokam, Cameroon's Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, and U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon Janet Garvey...  (Full Story)

International Struggle Against Piracy Comes Ashore in Somalia
Dec 18, 2008 · America.gov
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing nations to partner with Somalia's Transitional Federal Government to take action against pirates operating in its territory. "History has demonstrated again and again that maritime operations alone are insufficient to combating...  (Full Story)

UN Security Council Authorizes Pursuit of Pirates Ashore in Somalia
Dec 17, 2008 · AFRICOM Public Affairs
Nations committed to combating piracy along the Horn of Africa now have the authority to capture and prosecute pirates on land, according to a new resolution passed Tuesday by the United Nations Security Council. U.N. Security Council Resolution 1851 addresses maritime security issues, specifically...  (Full Story)

Africa Center Hosts Workshop on Combating Terrorist Financing in North and West Africa
Dec 16, 2008 · Africa Center for Strategic Studies
The Africa Center for Strategic Studies and the African Union's (AU) African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) co-hosted a workshop on combating terrorist financing in North and West Africa, November 30-December 5, 2008 in Algiers, Algeria. It brought together 36 participants...  (Full Story)

International Community Focuses on Combating Piracy
Dec 16, 2008 · America.gov
The United States--along with other nations and international bodies such as the United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and NATO--is searching for new ways to stop piracy off the coast of East Africa. The Bush administration December 9, 2008 introduced a draft U.N. Security Council resolution...  (Full Story)

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DJIBOUTI - U.S. Air Force pararescuemen with the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron perform a High Altitude Low Observable (HALO) jump from a HC-130 aircraft on Dec. 4, 2008 during a training exercise over Djibouti, Africa. The 82nd EQRS are with the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa based at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sergeant Samuel Rogers)

BUCHANAN, Liberia - Members of an engineering battalion of the Armed Forces of Liberia, clear foliage to assemble a bailey bridge in early December. Within 12 days, the bridge was built in the city of Buchanan, providing surrounding communities access to the Greenville National Highway, as well as businesses, schools and government buildings within District of Greenville. The bridge project was overseen by USAID's Liberia Community Infrastructure Program, implemented under contract by the DAI company. Following 14 years of civil war, Liberia's military was demobilized in 2003. The Armed Forces of Liberia are being rebuilt with U.S. assistance, under the leadership of the U.S. Department of State. (Photo by Heather Robertson, USAID's Liberia Community Infrastructure Program)

BUCHANAN, Liberia - Members of an engineering battalion of the Armed Forces of Liberia, clear foliage to assemble a bailey bridge in early December. Within 12 days, the bridge was built in the city of Buchanan, providing surrounding communities access to the Greenville National Highway, as well as businesses, schools and government buildings within District of Greenville. The bridge project was overseen by USAID's Liberia Community Infrastructure Program, implemented under contract by the DAI company. Following 14 years of civil war, Liberia's military was demobilized in 2003. The Armed Forces of Liberia are being rebuilt with U.S. assistance, under the leadership of the U.S. Department of State. (Photo by Heather Robertson, USAID's Liberia Community Infrastructure Program)

STUTTGART, Germany - Guenther Hermann Oettinger, Minister President of the German state of Baden-WWrttemberg attends a holiday celebration at the residence of General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, and his wife Joyce, The Clay Haus, Stuttgart, Germany, Dec.13, 2008. (U.S. Africa Command Photo by Staff Sergeant Samuel Bendet)

NGAOUNDERE, Cameroon - Jean Baptiste Bokam, Cameroon's Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defense (front, left), and U.S. Ambassador Janet Garvey (front, right), prepare for a ceremony honoring Cameroon's first 800-member peacekeeping battalion in Ngaoundere, Cameroon, December 12, 2008. The initiative was led by representatives of the U.S. armed forces under the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program, and was geared to strengthen Cameroon's military forces and improve regional security. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy, Cameroon)

ALGIERS, Algeria - Participants of a workshop on combating terrorist financing in North and West Africa gather outside the plenary room in Algiers, Algeria, December 1, 2008. Co-hosted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies and the African Unionns African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism, the week-long workshop brought together more than 30 participants from Africa and the United States to discuss regional and international cooperation to regulate, monitor, investigate, and arrest financial transfers that support terrorist groups and their operations. (Photo courtesy of Africa Center for Strategic Studies)

NGAOUNDERE, Cameroon - Members of Cameroon's first peacekeeping battalion practice techniques for providing protection to humanitarian conveys during a training program in Ngaoundere, which concluded on December 12, 2008. The initiative was led by representatives of the U.S. armed forces under the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program and was geared to strengthen Cameroon's military forces and improve regional security. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy, Cameroon)

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FACT SHEET: United States Africa Command
AFRICOM Public Affairs Office
United States Africa Command, AFRICOM, one of six of the Defense Department's regional military headquarters, was declared a fully unified command on October 1, 2008. As such, Africa Command has administrative responsibility for U.S. military...  (Full Fact Sheet)

FACT SHEET: U.S. Africa Command Emblem and Insignia
AFRICOM Public Affairs
Emblem Description: On a light blue oval edged white, two palm fronds Proper crossed at base supporting a red oval-shaped shield coming to a point at the top and bottom, surmounted by a blue shield edged white bearing the...  (Full Fact Sheet)

U.S. Africa Command Informational Brochure
AFRICOM Public Affairs
Document is in PDF format  (Full Fact Sheet)

FACT SHEET: The United States and Africa - Partnering for Growth and Development
Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Editor's Note: The following fact sheet is provided by the Department of State's Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs. Where appropriate, U.S. Africa Command coordinates military support of these U.S. government policies and initiatives...  (Full Fact Sheet)

U.S. Africa Command Website Hosts Interactive Map of Africa
AFRICOM Public Affairs
Serving as a public source of Africa-related information, the U.S. Africa Command website, updated daily, hosts the latest news and updates on command activities and initiatives. The website has recently become more interactive, serving as a forum...  (Full Fact Sheet)

For additional AFRICOM Fact Sheets please see the AFRICOM Activities page.

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AFRICOM Dialogue

From Gen William "Kip" Ward

Welcome.

As we build U.S. Africa Command, we want to talk to people about what the U.S. military is doing in Africa.
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Recent Posts by AFRICOM Staff

On 11/10/2008 7:19:48 PM
From Ambassador Mary C. Yates
"How can we, a military command, contribute to economic growth and stability in Africa? I had a unique opportunity to discuss this question October 8, 2008, while representing U.S...."
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On 11/8/2008 12:49:20 PM
From Vince Crawley
"Our deep apologies. A technical error prevented blogging and public feedback to our Website for the past couple of weeks. We've only recently learned about it and fixed it. Up..."
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On 10/15/2008 9:33:31 AM
From Public Affairs
"Since its creation was announced in February 2007 there has been plenty of conventional wisdom about U.S. Africa Command what it is, what it will do, why it was established. This conventional..."
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Recent Posts by Internet Public

On 12/23/2008 1:21:56 PM
AFRICOM Public Affairs in wrote
"emmanuel, We have no immediate plans to move from Stuttgart, Germany. In late October, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates decided to delay a decision on the permanent location..."
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On 12/23/2008 1:08:05 PM
emmanuel in kampala uganda wrote
"as soon as africom started headquaters in italy. and when are you planing to open headquaters of africom in africa?..."
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On 12/21/2008 3:31:05 AM
LT Paul Nduoma Vincent in New York, U.S.A. wrote
"One of the greatest blessings of the U.S. Africa Command is their Charitable and humanitarian efforts in Africa. Most of these assistance are desperately needed in many parts of Af..."
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On 12/19/2008 5:08:18 PM
Ryan in CONUS wrote
"I note with interest Secretary Rice's recent statement to the effect that maritime operations alone are not sufficient to combat maritime piracy in the HOA region. What is AFRI..."
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On 12/16/2008 1:19:56 PM
William Aku in Nigeria wrote
"All terrorist finances are forwarded via religious charities and organisations in Africa. To track such funds, African states should show transparency in the receipt of foreign fun..."
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