USAFRICOM-related news stories (From the Beltway/From and About Africa)

Recent Publications on Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Nigeria, Sudan, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Darfur, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Gambia, Somalia, Togo, DR Congo, Egypt, Niger

US, Ghanaian Naval officers jointly patrol Ghana’s high seas (Joy Online)

ACCRA, Ghana – The United States Africa Command is collaborating with the Ghana navy to patrol the country’s high seas.  The naval commands say the surveillance has become necessary to check increasing illegal activities such as drug trafficking, fishing and dumping of waste along the West coast.

Warships take new strategy against Somali pirates (Associated Press)

NAIROBI, Kenya — An international fleet of warships is attacking and destroying Somali pirate vessels closer to the shores of East Africa and the new strategy, combined with more aggressive confrontations further out to sea, has dealt the brigands a setback, officials and experts said Thursday.

Anti-corruption dominates U.S. Africa policy (Reuters)

DAKAR, Senegal – In the eight months since U.S. President Barack Obama’s first visit to sub-Saharan Africa, the army has seized power in Niger, a power struggle in Nigeria bedevils its government, and Guinea’s then leader stands accused of involvement in a massacre.

For additional relevant articles of interest, go to: http://www.scribd.com/doc/28615339/AFRICOM-Related-News-clips-March-19-2010 & http://www.scribd.com/doc/28614800/March-19-2010-U-S-Africa-Command-AFRICOM-Daily-Media-Update

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