Kenya – Five arrested following Lamu military base attack

05/01/2020- Five suspects, thought to be part of or linked to the Lamu military base attack, were arrested Sunday, soon after Al Shabaab terrorists launched a deadly attack that left aircraft and vehicles destroyed, both for the Kenyan and US forces operating from there. Continuer à lire … « Kenya – Five arrested following Lamu military base attack »

Niger ambush prompts training changes for special operations in Africa

2018/08/29 – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the military will modify how special operations forces are prepared for missions in Africa because of a deadly ambush by extremists last year in Niger that revealed a lack of training for troops heading into hot spots. Continuer à lire … « Niger ambush prompts training changes for special operations in Africa »

USA/Niger – Questions linger over deadly Niger mission

2018/05/13 – Lawmakers and former defense officials are questioning why the Pentagon for months did not reveal the true mission of the Army special operations team involved in a deadly ambush last year in Niger.
The Pentagon confirmed for the first time Thursday that the U.S. team involved in the Oct. 4 firefight that killed four American troops initially embarked on a kill-or-capture operation, not a low-risk advising mission as previously portrayed. Continuer à lire … « USA/Niger – Questions linger over deadly Niger mission »

Djibouti Sees Chinese Involvement in Port as No Threat to U.S.

2018/03/14 – Djibouti’s government will embrace greater Chinese involvement in the nation’s ports and sees no reasons for U.S. concern that its strategic interests may be threatened, Finance Minister Ilyas Dawaleh said.  Continuer à lire … « Djibouti Sees Chinese Involvement in Port as No Threat to U.S. »

Top Commander in Africa: U.S. ‘Carefully Monitoring’ Chinese Military Presence in Djibouti

2018/03/08 – The American armed forces are maintaining surveillance over “Chinese encroachment and emergent military presence” in the African country of Djibouti, home to Beijing’s first overseas naval base, the top U.S. commander in the continent told lawmakers. Continuer à lire … « Top Commander in Africa: U.S. ‘Carefully Monitoring’ Chinese Military Presence in Djibouti »