While the AU remains concerned about making the African Standby Force operational, the continent's security problems demand new approaches beyond deployment of peace support operations, write Gustavo De Carvalho and Lesley Connolly for ISS.
Turning Point for the AU-UN Peacekeeping Partnership?
ISS, 22 September 2017
The past year has been an eventful one for reform at the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU), with both organisations attempting to tailor themselves to the challenges of… Read more »
Ugandan soldiers with AMISOM.
Ad Hoc Security Initiatives a Potential Force Multiplier for the AU
ISS, 1 September 2017
With the increasing use of ad hoc security initiatives in Africa, there is new momentum for the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) to reinvent itself. While the African… Read more »
Is China Bankrolling Regional Security?
Africa In Fact, 20 March 2017
China intensifying its engagement with the African Union (AU) is indicative of the extent of its activities across the continent. The AU Commission was officially admitted into… Read more »
African Standby Force - How the AU Can Get It Right
ISS, 30 October 2015
This week, as part of the Amani Africa II field exercise, the African Standby Force (ASF) has been testing its Rapid Deployment Capability (RDC) at the Lohatlha military base in… Read more »
What the African Standby Force Needs Is Resources
ISS, 13 November 2015
On the eve of the AMANI II exercise in South Africa, the head of the African Union (AU) Peace Support Operations Department (PSOD) Sivuyile Bam spoke to Annette Leijenaar, head of… Read more »
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