AFRICOM to deploy for Ebola care
US Africa Command (AFRICOM) is to set up a Joint Force Command headquartered in Liberia as part of American efforts to help West Africa counter a widespread outbreak of the Ebola virus, including deployment of about 3,000 US personnel.

More than 4,000 people are thought to have been infected, and more than 2,000 to have died, from the virus in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, with Liberia accounting for the most cases.

To help stop Ebola’s spread, the White House announced on 16 September that it had directed AFRICOM to establish a headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, “to provide regional command-and-control support to US military activities and facilitate co-ordination with US government and international relief efforts”.

Note: The US had tried several times to move AFRICOM from Germany to Africa, it was rebuffed.If the US announces this as a permanent home, it would have achieved a long standing objective for AFRICOM in Africa.

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