U.S. navy eyes Ghana for brand spanking new base amid Niger withdrawal; AFRICOM Chief confirms West Africa engagements

Commander of america Africa Command (AFRICOM), Marine Corps Common Michael E. Langley, confirmed to the media on Thursday that he has travelled to coastal West African international locations, together with Ghana, following the withdrawal of U.S. navy forces from Niger. The U.S. troops have been stationed in Niger till Might this 12 months to watch…

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Russia’s prime diplomat guarantees extra army help for Burkina Faso as he excursions West Africa

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Russia’s overseas minister on Wednesday pledged extra help to Burkina Faso in combating militant teams as he pressed his whirlwind tour of West Africa in an try to fill a vacuum left by the area’s conventional Western companions. Sergey Lavrov spoke at a information convention within the nation’s capital of…

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Inside an enormous U.S. army train in Africa to counter terrorism and Russia and China’s rising affect

Tamale, Ghana — On a dusty airport tarmac within the northern Ghanaian metropolis of Tamale, army particular operatives from throughout Africa transfer stealthily. Pictures ring out as they converge on the airport and apprehend armed militants holding it hostage.  It isn’t an actual assault, however simply one of many workout routines of “Flintlock,” the U.S. army’s…

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