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Canada is conducting small operations in Africa

September 29, 2016 - 2:46 PM

OTTAWA - While the Liberal government is looking at joining UN peacekeeping missions in Africa and the Canadian Forces are finalizing plans to support French counter-terrorism efforts there with transport aircraft, Canada isn't absent from the continent.

Here's a list of some activities currently underway.

Peacekeeping:

— Ten military officers are attached to the UN mission in South Sudan, working out of the mission's headquarters in Juba.

— There are nine service members with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Counter-terrorism:

— Canadian special forces have been regular participants in a U.S.-led exercise in north and west Africa, which includes training local African forces and counter-terrorism operations.

— Canadian special forces troops have also been training the military in Niger for several years.

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