Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF Director Meets the President of the Union of Comoros

The President of the Union of Comoros, HE Azali Assoumani had an audience, on 26th April, 2023 at Beit-Salam Palace, with the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Director, Brig Gen Getachew Shiferaw Fayisa, accompanied by the Force Commander, Brig Gen Vincent Gatama.

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Youths Gather in Comoros to Discuss Peace and Environment

Youth for peaceThe Government of the Union of Comoros and the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) launched three days of activities in Moroni, Comoros from 25 to 27 April, 2023. The theme of the “Youth 4 Peace” event is “Promoting Peace, Protecting the Environment” and it is therefore aimed at sensitizing citizens of EASF Member States on efforts to emphasize the link between “Peace” and “Environment”.

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Contingent Owned Equipment workshop opens in Addis Abba

The Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Syllabus development workshop was officially opened on Monday 24th April, at the EASF Logistics Base in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. The Workshop brings together representatives from member states, EASF staff and two experts from the Republic of Kenya; Lt Col George Njogu and Lt Col Veronica Owuor. It is aimed at developing a syllabus that will be used by EASF to facilitate the COE officers’ Course in Future.

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African Union Delegation Visits EASF

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A delegation from the department of Peace Operations of the African Union conducted a two-day visit at the Eastern Africa Standby Force Secretariat from 19th to 20th April, 2023.

The working visit was conducted as part the engagement and coordination efforts between the AU and EASF aimed at enhancing collaboration and integration.

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Statement by Eastern Africa Standby Force on the Situation In The Republic Of The Sudan

The Republic of the Sudan and international actors have been engaging with great progress in offering different perspectives on overcoming the current political crisis and it was envisaged that a final Political Agreement was be signed earlier in April, which was to allow the Republic of the Sudan to restore democratic transition and end the crisis. Unfortunately, the unresolved disagreement between the Sudanese Military Forces and the Rapid Support Forces has led to postponement of the signing of the Political Agreement and triggered the current unfortunate escalation of crisis.    

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EASF Management Retreat in Mombasa

Group PhotoThe Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) conducted from 17th March in Mombasa (Kenya) of a two-days Executive Management Retreat themed “Strengthening EASF Mandate and Performance in the Region”. The main purpose of the Retreat was to provide Management Team with a platform to reflect and evaluate the Organization in order to assess how well it is achieving its goals.

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Enhancing coordination for the Police Component

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) conducted a Police Points of Contact (PPOC) workshop in Mombasa, Kenya, from 9th – 12th March 2023. The aim was to update the nine Member States represented on the achievements, progress and challenges of EASF Police component and the need to keep an updated Police database.

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Enhancing coordination for the Police Component (2)

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) conducted a Police Points of Contact (PPOC) workshop in Mombasa, Kenya, from 9th – 12th March 2023. The aim was to update the nine Member States represented on the achievements, progress and challenges of EASF Police component and the need to keep an updated Police database.

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ATMIS and EASF joint seminar

ATMIS_EASF SeminarThe opening ceremony of a Joint Seminar by the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) took place in Mogadishu, Somalia on Monday 6th March, 2023.

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EASF Senior Management Work Visit to ATMIS

EASF ATMIS Visit

Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Director of the Secretariat, Brig Gen Getachew Shiferaw Fayisa led on 5th March an EASF Delegation to Mogadishu. The objective is to strengthen the collaboration and the cooperation with the key stakeholders in Somalia.

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31st Ordinary Policy Organs Council Meeting

The 31st Ordinary Policy Organs Meetings of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 9 to 14 February 2023. After the Experts Working Group (EWG) on 9-11 February, followed by the Eastern Africa Chiefs of Defense and Security (EACDS) on 12-13 February, the Council of Ministers of Defense and Security was held on 14 February 2023, under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Abraham Belay of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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