EAST AFRICA UNITED STATES

AFRICOM head Townsend pulls every political and military string to counter growing Chinese influence

General Stephen Townsend, head of the US military command for Africa (AFRICOM).
General Stephen Townsend, head of the US military command for Africa (AFRICOM). © Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA/Reuters
The head of the US military command for Africa embarked on a major African tour in May that took him from Djibouti to Angola via Somalia, Kenya and Rwanda. The aim was to brief American diplomats and high-ranking officers of the US Army on how to strengthen security cooperation with African partners in order to limit the progress of Chinese influence in East and Southern Africa. [...] (1237 words)
Issue dated 01/07/2022 Reading time 5 minutes
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