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US continues partnership with East African nations, Ethiopia to Combat Terrorism

Addis Ababa, August 6, 2020 (FBC) Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Africa Major General Dagvin R.M. Anderson stated that the US continues partnerships with African nations to reduce extremism, combat terrorist organizations.

In a press conference held to brief media on efforts of the US to combat terrorism in Africa, Major General Dagvin R.M. Anderson remarked that the United States strengthens efforts to bring about peace and prosperity throughout the African continent.

“Youth brings energy; that energy needs to be harnessed, and that energy needs to be – you need to give them education and opportunity”, said Major General Dagvin R.M. Anderson.

“Africa is resource-rich and there are opportunities for international investment there, so how do we do that that benefits – that’s mutually beneficial as we go forward as a global community”, he noted.  

 The US has continued to stay engaged and partnered with AMISOM and the Somali national army in order to continue the fight against al-Shabaab.

“All US partners have been fully engaged: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, as troop-contributing countries to AMISOM, have been engaged in combating extremism along with Somali partners”, he underlined.

The US will stay engaged against the violent extremists, and remains committed to removing that threat from the region, the General added.


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