United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement Andrew Young (center, speaking) and AFRICOM Director of Intelligence Rear Admiral Heidi Berg (left in black mask) called for stronger bilateral engagement in meetings with President Félix Tshisekedi, military leaders, and U.S. Ambassador to Kinshasa Mike Hammer (second row, right in blue mask) during a visit to Kinshasa, Jan. 27-29. Young answered questions from the local press after the meeting with Tshisekedi. The reported presence of Daesh (ISIS) and the Allied Democratic Forces in the eastern part of the country is one of the main challenges that the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—and the region as a whole—must address within the framework of the U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity.
Photo by Christophe B. Beyeye