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August 22, 2017
Africa Endeavor 2017 communications conference starts in Malawi
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
The Africa Endeavor 2017 defense communications and technology sharing conference sponsored by the Armed Forces of Malawi and U.S. Africa Command started Monday in Lilongwe, Malawi. The five-day symposium will feature presentations by international communications experts and will focus on sharing interagency communications strategy. The focus is on signals technology compatibility between U.S. AFRICOM and international defense bodies such as the African Union, NATO and United Nations pea ... read more

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