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militarytimes | US and Kenya sign defense agreement ahead of planned Haiti deployment, 26 Sep
The U.S. and Kenya signed a defense agreement Monday [25 Sep] that will see the East African nation get resources and support for security deployments as it is poised to lead a multi-national peacekeeping mission to Haiti to combat gang violence.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Kenya's Defense Minister Aden Duale signed the accord at a meeting in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The agreement guides the countries' defense relations for the next five years as the war in East Africa against the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab extremist group intensifies.

Austin thanked Kenya for volunteering to take the leadership of the Haiti multi-national force and reiterated that the U.S government would work with Congress to secure the $100 million in funding that it pledged on the sidelines of the U.N General Assembly.
Kenya has pledged to send 1,000 security officers to Haiti to combat gang violence in a mission that is pending the U.N Security Council's formal approval but has received support from the U.N. and U.S. Duale said his country is ready to deploy to Haiti and cited Kenya's "very long history of global peacekeeping" in Kosovo [!], neighboring Somalia [!], and Congo [!].

whitehouse.gov | President Biden Announces the Inaugural Members of the President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States, 26 Sep
halp. halp. In which portfolio of "mission-driven enterprises" do military contractors in Haiti fit?
by Cat on Wed Sep 27th, 2023 at 09:47:25 PM EST
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