Defense Secretary Visiting Africa 

Several nations on that continent are experiencing political upheaval.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is visiting Kenya, Djibouti, and Angola this week. Defense Press Secretary Brigadier General Patrick Ryder stated the trip is intended to “underscore the United States’ commitment to building and reinforcing security partnerships with African nations and to promote African-led initiatives and regional solutions to security issues.” 

His first stop on Monday was in Nairobi for talks with defense officials there. 

Over recent months, a number of countries on the African continent have been involved in political upheavals and attempted coups. Gabon and Niger have both experienced coups recently, while in other countries, including Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Chad, military leaders have seized power. 

Russia and China, as well as the United States, are looking to expand their influence throughout Africa. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Austin to be led by the Lord as he meets with allied leaders in African nations.
  • For the president and his military advisors as they attempt to strengthen military cooperation with African countries.
  • For U.S. officials as they endeavor to counter the military and economic influence of Russia and China.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CNN, VOA 


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