USARAF hosts African army chiefs at security conference – News


USARAF hosts African army chiefs at security conference


VICENZA, Italy — Army defense chiefs, military attaches and other senior officers from about 40 African nations will meet in Nigeria’s capital next week to discuss security cooperation on the continent.


Hosted and funded by U.S. Army Africa, the April 16-19 African Land Forces Summit is regarded as the command’s premier event. The four-day conference includes discussions about countering violent extremist groups, sharing information, and command and control challenges. One of the talks this year will be about how the end of the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate will affect African security and stability.


Now in its sixth year, the conference, which is designed to…

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