The Conundrum of the African Standby Force


While there is support for a rapid reaction force to intervene early in conflicts, there are considerable economic and organisational obstacles standing in the way of an AU force that could be deployed to hotspots.

AMISOM troops on Mogadishu's frontline.

AMISOM troops up at dawn on Mogadishu's frontline.

Ugandan soldiers deployed to the AU Mission in Somalia.

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