Tag Archives: Africa

John Kirby: DOD Global Posture Review Considers al-Qaida Threats in Africa

John Kirby

John Kirby, press secretary of the Pentagon, said the military will continue its counterterrorism efforts in Africa and other locations being pursued by al-Qaida, despite the end of U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Kirby said at a conference the Department of Defense continues to review if it has deployed the right amount of forces at specific areas across the globe.

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NIH Introduces $58M Health Research Program in Africa

Health Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has unveiled a $58 million funding opportunity to drive data science and health research activities in Africa under a five-year effort. NIH aims to develop approaches that could address Africa's clinical and public health gaps through the Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa program.

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TCOM Expands International Operations, Names Mustapha Ouchen as Director of International BD

Mustapha Ouchen

TCOM has expanded the company’s global footprint and operations in the Middle East and Africa and appointed Fortune 500-Veteran Mustapha Ouchen, as director of International Business Development to spearhead its growth in the regions, TCOM reported on Thursday.

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Maxar Technologies’ High-Power Communications Satellite Built for Intelsat Arrives at Launch Base

Maxar Technologies’ Intelsat 39 geosynchronous communications satellite has completed its final delivery checkouts at the company’s manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California and has safely arrived at the Arianespace launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. 

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Maxar Technologies Announces All-Electric Maxar 1300-Class Communications Satellite Set to Deliver Broadcast Services for Eutelsat; Megan Fitzgerald Quoted

Maxar Technologies announced on Friday that the all-electric EUTELSAT 7C communications satellite performed according to plan after the satellite was launched aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from the Arianespace launch base in Kourou, French Guiana and will soon begin providing broadcast services for Eutelsat customers.

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Marine Corps Looks to Buy MQ-9 Reapers to Take New Missions

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems permanent in its inventory through President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service requested $117 million in funding to buy three Reapers in the coming year and additional three for fiscal year 2021.

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USAID Power Africa Org, Japan Form Alliance to Provide Renewable Energy Access in Africa

The U.S. Agency for International Development‘s Power Africa organization has entered a partnership with Japan’s government to share strengths, expertise and resources in support of efforts to provide access to renewable energy in Africa. USAID said Thursday its partnership with Japan’s foreign affairs ministry aims to align Power Africa with the Tokyo International Conference on African Development …

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Air Force Times: Frank Gorenc to Step Down as USAFE Commander

Gen. Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, will retire from his current role by September, Air Force Times reported Sunday. Oriana Pawlyk writes that the service branch has not yet named a successor to the 37-year Air Force veteran. Gorenc has held several roles with the Air Combat Command, Air …

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Army Gen. David Rodriguez: Africom Partners With African Nations to Address Regional Threats

U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez has highlighted U.S. Africa Command’s partnerships with countries Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Burundi to address militant organizations in the region such as the Islamic State militant organization, Boko Horam and al Shabab, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Rodriguez, Africom chief, told reporters in Brussels that the command …

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