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Heather Bourbeau

Heather Bourbeau’s reporting has appeared in The Economist and The Financial Times. She was a political affairs officer for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Liberia, and a special rapporteur for UNICEF Somalia.

U.S. military may close some Africa units

By Heather Bourbeau / September 4, 2018 / Comments Off on U.S. military may close some Africa units

The United States has military outposts and 1,200 special forcesin many parts of Africa, and about 6,000 military personnel overall on the continent, the majority (nearly 4,000) of which are at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. Now, following the killing of four U.S. soldiers battling Islamist militants in Niger in 2017, the Defense Department is considering shutting down operations in […]

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