Africom, the States’ new unified command for Africa became operational on Monday out of Germany. It’s ostensibly meant to raise Africa’s profile and help coordinate activities that were previously divided among three other -COMs. The command will consolidate not only all military branches and DoD and DoS, but apparently also depts such as trade and agriculture. There has been a decent amount of vocal resistance from African countries. And it’s not just rogues like Nigeria. Even South Africa is not very pleased. CFR has a backgrounder here.