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October 17,2008
At a Recent Press Conference General Ward who is the Commander of AFRICOM stated that the Current Anti-Piracy Operations underway off the Coast of Somalia will be an Operation of CENTCOM (US Central Command) which is responsible for the Middle East.
But Earlier this month AFRICOM Conducted a Training Exercise for Units of the Armed Forces of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

Over the last few years Piracy has been a Booming Trade in Somalia. The Southern End of the Red Sea just happens to be one of the World's Busiest Shipping Lanes.
The Situation with the 30 Tanks and other assorted Heavy Weapons that have been seized by the Pirates shows no sign of an outcome in the near future. Negotiations continue along at the average pace of how the Ransoms are paid. (Average time is 6-8 weeks.)
The situation in Somalia is once again showing signs of deterioration. There are rumors of a Pull out by the Ethiopians. And the Islamists are threatening Kenya if they follow through with a plan to train the TNG troops.
So with this being Grandfathered to CENTCOM how will AFRICOM react to any future crisis?


Africa the Next Hot Spot

Another Area of Concern is the Gulf of Guinea Region. It has been documented that over 20% of the Oil Imported by the US originates from this region.
Other Concerns that the US has regarding the Gulf of Guinea include Drug Trafficking, Proliferaton of Arms and Supporters of Al-Qaida supposedly gaining Influence in the Region.
So when the site had  report from a blogger in Cameroon that the US had conducted Search and Rescue training for Elements of the Military of both Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea one would think that it would at least garner some interest.
Most Media Outlets did not cover it. Both Nations have serious issues with Human Rights over the last few years. Earlier this year Economic Protests within Cameroon were Brutally Supressed.
Very Little Information Makes it to the International Media regarding the Internal Situation within Equatorial Guinea.

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