It turns out that the busy folks at the Pentagon aren't even waiting for AFRICOM to formally get up and running in October.
The psy-ops office has set up shop early.
The Pentagon is carrying out information operations with military information support teams deployed to U.S. embassies on the continent. One such operation includes a Web site (http://www.magharebia.com) that provides news and comment directed at North Africa in Arabic, French and English.
P.S. An African news site with podcasts- now that's a show of force!