Africa Command Well Intended - US Envoy

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The establishment of the United States Africa Command will be a unique military command that would incorporate representatives from other US government agencies, such as the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

US ambassador Katherine Canavan said this at the official opening of Lobatse Tebelopele Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre last week.
Canavan said the reasons for its (US Command) establishment has been greatly misunderstood in southern Africa. She said the agencies would not have representatives on the Africa Command so the military could direct their operations but that the US Department of Defence "can better support efforts to improve conditions in Africa by promoting economic development, combating disease, and responding to natural disasters and famines".

Through the efforts of Africa Command the Americans "hope that in the coming years, buildings such as this, will be common across Africa," she said of the P1.5 million Tebelopele structure.

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