General stripped of post amid sex claims

2013-04-05 22:13

A US army general responsible for operations in east Africa has been stripped of his command amid reports of sexual misconduct.

Africom praises Mauritania in al-Qaeda fight

2011-07-13 09:49

The head of Africom, General Carter Ham has congratulated Mauritania for its successes in the fight against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Obama signs anti-LRA law

2010-05-25 20:17

US President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure aimed at supporting Uganda and its neighbours in their efforts to shut down the Lord's Resistance Army, a brutal rebel group.


Niger Okays US drone deployment

2013-01-29 13:57

Niger has given permission for US surveillance to be stationed on its territory to improve intelligence on al-Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters in northern Mali and the wider Sahara.

At least 20 of 22 Libyan targets hit

2011-03-20 18:05

US missile strikes against Libya have hit at least 20 of their 22 targets, the US Africa Command, based in Germany says.

Africom exercises in west Africa

2010-05-03 22:39

Military exercises bringing together armed forces from Africa and Europe under US supervision have started in Burkina Faso.

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