US looks to expand Africa military aid

2012-06-25 21:44
US General Carter Ham.  (Supplied)

US General Carter Ham. (Supplied)

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Washington - The top US military commander for Africa says America is carefully expanding efforts to provide intelligence, training and at times small numbers of forces to African nations, to help counter terrorist activities in the region.

General Carter Ham, head of US Africa Command, says co-ordinated moves by several Africa-based terrorist groups to share their training, funding and bomb-making materials are very worrisome.

He says US surveillance in central Africa to try to ferret out rebel leader Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army is the type of thing the US can do, but only when invited in to partner with African nations.

President Barack Obama sent 100 US forces into central Africa last year to help regional militaries track Kony.

- AP
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