African Lion Exercise Cancelled

17 March 2020

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After careful consideration and coordination with exercise participants and African host nation partners, U.S. Africa Command’s Exercise African Lion 2020 has been cancelled.


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Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to cancel theexercise was made based on international travel restrictions associated withthe novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to minimize the risk of exposure to U.S.and partner nation service members.

African Lion was scheduled to take place from March 23 toApril 4, 2020, in Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal. U.S.

While African Lion 2020 has been canceled, planningcontinues for 2021. U.S. Africa Command continues to work with internationalallies and African partners to enhance stability and security on the continent.

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