|Liberian President disappointed over U.S. decision on AFRICOM|
|Africans in Government|
|Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:00|
President Sirleaf said the true intent of AFRICOM was being misunderstood by many including Liberians, who see AFRICOM as a military force to be based in Liberia for military purposes.
She said contrary to this, AFRICOM is intended to conduct training of African armies to give them the capacity to intervene in conflicts around AFRICA.
U.S President George W. Bush recently announced that AFRICOM headquarters will be based in Germany, rather than in Africa.
President Sirleaf had expressed her government‚Äôs desire to host AFRICOM, and made several representations to US government officals on this issue.