African Land Forces Summit opens in Abuja — HAPPENING NOW

HAPPENING NOW: African Land Forces Summit opens in Abuja

HAPPENING NOW: African Land Forces Summit opens in Abuja

The Moroccan delegation is scheduled to make a presentation on the protection of civilian populations in the context of peacekeeping operations.

Naija News also understands that military leaders from nearly every country on the African continent, including Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya and Rwanda are in Abuja with the aim of discussing on how to curb security threats in Africa, from Al-Shabaab in the east to Boko Haram in the west. Military leaders from nearly all African nations are participating, including top brass from Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya and Rwanda.

Under former President Barack Obama, the United States took the fight against rising Islamist extremism to Africa and stepped up its military presence in several countries.

The previous year's African Land Forces Summit as well also brought together military chiefs all around the continent.

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Flintlock, an annual exercise since 2005, is also part of global efforts to combat violent extremist groups roaming in the region.