Why Is The United States In Africa? | AJ+

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The United States has a military presence all over Africa. But why? Watch more AJ+ In-Depth: http://ajplus.co/ajindepth When four service members died in Niger in October 2017, many U.S. citizens questioned why their country was in the country at all. But the United States isn't just in Niger. It's all over the continent, and the nation's two-decade long “War on Terror” is just one reason why. Learn more here: TomDispatch.com (http://tomdispatch.com/). “Tomgram: Nick Turse, AFRICOM's Gigantic 'Small Footprint.” http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175743 Al Jazeera. “Shadow War in the Sahara.” http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2016/10/shadow-war-sahara-161009025023817.html Vice. “The U.S. Military Is Conducting Secret Missions All Over Africa.” https://news.vice.com/story/us-military-secret-missions-africa The Intercept. “Cameroonian Troops Tortured and Killed Prisoners at Base Used for U.S. Drone Surveillance.” https://theintercept.com/2017/07/20/cameroonian-troops-tortured-and-killed-prisoners-at-base-used-for-u-s-drone-surveillance/ Amnesty International. “Cameroon: Amnesty Report Reveals War Crimes in Fight Against Boko Haram, Including Horrific Use of Torture.” https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/07/cameroon-amnesty-report-reveals-war-crimes-in-fight-against-boko-haram-including-horrific-use-of-torture/ Presented by: Imaeyen Ibanga Written by: Imaeyen Ibanga and Kat Wheeler Edited by: Brian Joseph Animations by: Chia Liu Produced by: Imaeyen Ibanga and Kat Wheeler Executive producer: Sarah Nasr Music tracks courtesy of APM and Audio Networks. Footage and images courtesy of Getty, Reuters, Al Jazeera. Subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app: http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus

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