Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF Welcomes New Director

EASF RetreatEASF has received a new Director, Ambassador Issimail Chanfi, who takes over from Maj Gen Cyrille Ndayirukiye.

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Maritime Interdiction Operation Course

The Maritime Interdiction Operation course took place in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece from 4th to 14th March 2014. This course was designed for instructors/trainers for operational maritime law enforcement skills of operational maritime police/coastguard/naval forces with a focus on maritime interdiction operations against piracy.

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EASFCOM Signs MOUs with two Regional Training Institutions

MOUSTo strengthen the training pillars of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), the Director of Eastern Africa Standby Force Coordination Mechanism (EASFCOM) signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Regional Training Institutions on 9th and 9th March 2014.

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The President of Kenya Hosts Eastern Africa Security Leaders as he Honours Pledge to AU Peace Fund

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya, Hon Uhuru Kenyatta today hosted Ministers and Chiefs of Defence of the Eastern Africa region.

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15th Ordinary Meeting of EACDS

The 15th Session of the Eastern Africa Committee of Defence and Security Council commenced today in Nairobi, Kenya. It brings together Chiefs of Defence Staff from the ten member states of EASF.

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Friends of EASF Meeting

A Meeting between EASF and 'Friends of EASF was conducted on 17th January 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya.  The one-day meeting was jointly chaired by the Director of EASF, Maj Gen Cyrille Ndayirukiye and the Damish Defence Attache, Col Soren Knudsen. 

EASFCOM Signs MOU with Regional Centre on Small Arms

recsaA Memorandum of Understanding between the Eastern Africa Standby Force Coordination Mechanism (EASFCOM) and the Regional Centre on Small Arms in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and Bordering States (RECSA), was signed on 20th January 2014 at Nairobi, Kenya.

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Regional Course on Maritime Search and Rescue

EASF RetreatEASF Maritime Officers participated in a course on Maritime Search and Rescue conducted at the Rwanda Peace Academy from 2nd to 6th December 2013. The course was a collaborative effort between the Eastern Africa Standby Force Coordination Mechanism (EASFCOM), the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden), and the Rwanda Peace Academy.

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Maritime Force Structure Workshop

EASF RetreatEASF conducted a Maritime Force Structure Workshop from 25th to 29th November in Nairobi, Kenya. This was the second of two workshops that aimed primarily to define the EASF Maritime Force Structure.

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Exercise Cutlass Express 2013

Col_IbrahimOfficers from the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) joined other participating nations in the Exercise Cutlass Express 2013 which took place from 11th to 18th Nov 2013.

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EASF Staff Management Retreat

EASF RetreatEASF conducted a Management Staff retreat in Nairobi from 4th to 8th November 2013. In his opening statement, Maj Gen (rtd) Cyrille Ndayirukiye, Director of EASFCOM, emphasized the importance of the retreat in helping to address issues related to management of EASF. 

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