Is the African Standby Force Any Closer to Being Deployed?
The African Union-directed African Standby Force has not been deployed since its establishment in 2003. This is despite the AU's extensive experience with peace support operations in countries like Burundi, Sudan, Somalia, Mali and the Central African Republic, writes Ndubuisi Christian Ani for ISS.
ISS, 2 November 2018
The African Union (AU)-directed African Standby Force (ASF) has not been deployed since its establishment in 2003. This is despite the AU's extensive experience with peace support… Read more »
Ethiopian soldiers serving under AMISOM.
Vanguard, 26 September 2018
Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama says Nigeria is pushing for the take-off of African Standby Force (STF) which can be deployed in times of crisis in various parts of the… Read more »
Ethiopian Herald, 14 March 2018
The AU's objective of 'Silence of the Gun' by 2020 is achievable if the heads of state and governments summit is going to assess and predict ahead and come up with the greater… Read more »
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 ... Read more »