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  4. Gulf Of Guinea: U.S. Africa Partnership Station Oversees Cameroon Training

    http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=66006

    U.S. Navy
    March 21, 2012

    Cameroon Military Trains New Sailors, APS Staff Observes
    From Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

    DOUALA, Cameroon: Cameroonian navy sailors made history as they took part in a three-day combat lifesaver course at the region two military hospital in Doula, Cameroon, March 19-21.

    This is the first course taught entirely by Cameroon military to their fellow service members, while members of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) medical training team observed, and is the second phase of a collaborative effort between the Cameroon military and APS.

    The APS staff visited Douala last week to provide a refresher course for the instructors and their roles have shifted from teacher to mentor.

    APS is an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships…

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    Gulf Of Guinea: U.S. Air Forces Africa Inaugurates African Partnership Flight

    http://www.usafe.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123294341

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe
    March 18, 2012

    Week one wraps up at APF
    By Capt. Brooke Brzozowske
    U.S. Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

    ACCRA, Ghana: The first week of U.S. Air Forces Africa’s African Partnership Flight wrapped up at Ghana Air Force’s Camp Burma here March 16, 2012.

    The African Partnership Flight 12-2 is AFAFRICA’s two-week, military-to-military multilateral and regional engagement event…

    Servicemembers from Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Senegal and the U.S. participated in classroom instruction and hands-on aircraft training the first week at Camp Burma in Accra, Ghana.

    “The vision is for APF to become AFAFRICA’s premier semi-annual program for conducting building partnership capacity activities with our African partners, said Maj. Benjamin Dainty, APF assessments and lessons learned…

    The second week of APF 12-2 will conclude with a capstone event showcasing the participants’ collaborative skills in practical exercises.

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    850 Sierra Leone Troops Headed To Somalia

    http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/World/-/688340/1368796/-/1240h6v/-/

    Daily Monitor
    March 19, 2012

    S. Leone army to deploy 850 troops to Somalia
    By Kemo Cham

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    The military spokesman said the troops, drawn from various units in the army, have just concluded the pre-African Contingent Training Assistance course with the support of the Freetown-based International Military Advisory Training Team, a mainly British-led foreign forces, which has been training the Sierra Leone military since the end of the country’s 11-year civil war.

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    Sierra Leone’s contingent of the UN’s Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (Unisom) will deploy any time after June, Defence ministry spokesman Ken Jabbi told Africa Review on Saturday.

    At least 850 men and women have now been identified after undergoing months of pre-training exercise for deployment in the war-ravaged East-African nation where al-Shabaab Islamist forces are battling it out with pro-government forces who have the support of AU-backed foreign forces.

    Sierra Leone last year promised to send its men to beef up the Amisom troops.

    Defence Minister Alfred Paulo Conteh last month finally signed the agreement at the AU Commission in Ethiopia for the eventual deployment.

    The military spokesman said the troops, drawn from various units in the army, have just concluded the pre-African Contingent Training Assistance course with the support of the Freetown-based International Military Advisory Training Team, a mainly British-led foreign forces, which has been training the Sierra Leone military since the end of the country’s 11-year civil war.

    “They underwent training basically on the standards of international peacekeeping operations of both the African Union and the United Nations,” Maj. Jabbi said, adding that presently they were conducting training for commanders, to be followed by a fulltime training of the battalion until their departure date.

    Sierra Leone, together with Djibouti, Nigeria and Malawi, had promised to send in their troops to help contain the decade-long unrest in Somalia which has since transformed into a ‘war on terror’.

    Sierra Leone is banking on their experience in the civil war which ended in 2002.

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