Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF Bids its former Director, Amb. Issimail Chanfi Goodbye

Director Amb. Chanfi FarewellThe Eastern Africa Standby Force held a farewell ceremony for the outgoing Director, Amb. Issimail Chanfi on Friday 21st April 2017 at the Secretariat in Karen, Nairobi.

Amb. Chanfi started his tenure as the Director of the regional peacekeeping force in 2014 and has


Amb Omamo's Special Appreciation to Director

Gift for DirectorDefence Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Raychelle Omamo hosted a farewell session in Honour of Ambassador Issimail Chanfi, the outgoing Director of EASF at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) on 12th April 2017.


Change of Guard at EASF

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EASF welcomed a new Director, Dr Abdillahi Omar Bouh from the Republic of Djibouti on 10th April 2017. Dr Bouh replaces Amb Issimail Chanfi from the Union of Comoros, who has headed EASF for the last three years starting March 2014.


EASF Delegation Meets Comoros President

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His Excellency, Azali Assoumani, President of the Union of Comoros, hosted a delegation from EASF during a courtesy call at the capital city, Moroni on 8th April 2017. In a brief statement, President Assoumani noted the security threats that the


EASF Open Day in Comoros

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Hundreds gathered in Moroni, the capital city of the Union of Comoros, on 8th April 2017, to celebrate the EASF Open Day.  EASF Day is a day that EASF sets aside to share information with  different people on its achievements, as well as knowledge, ideas and experiences on matters related to peace and security. 


Initial Planning Conference for FTX 2017 Concludes

In accordance with the EASF approved calendar of Activities 2017, EASF Conducted the Field Training Exercise (FTX) 2017's Initial Planning Conference in Khartoum, Sudan from 3rd  – 7th  April, 2017.

The aim of the conference was to develop the plan that


EASF Bids Farewell to Danish Technical Advisor

Week 13 of the year 2017 saw EASF bid farewell to the Danish Technical Advisor, Colonel Joern Rasmussen. During the last four years of service, Col. Rasmussen (working under the Nordic Advisory and Coordination Staff - NACS) has initiated and supported a number of projects which have added immense value to further development of the organization.


Delegation from Bosnia Herzegovina Visits EASF

A delegation from Bosnia Herzegovina from the department of Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC) visited the Eastern Africa Standby Force Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya on 30th March 2017. The delegation held lengthy discussions with the


EASF Cements its Frontrunner's Footprint in Rostering on the African Continent

The civilian component of EASF conducted a roster recruitment and verification exercise in Burundi from 13th to 16th March 2017 addressing both the EASF regional and the African Standby Capacity Rosters (ASC). The ASC sources experts for deployment at a continental level.


Realign Conflict Management Strategies

council openingUganda’s Minister of State for East African Affairs, Hon Julius Magada, has called for realignment of strategies to fight conflict in the Eastern Africa region.


Danish Foreign Affairs Committee Visits EASF

The Danish Foreign Affairs Committee visited EASF Friday 10th March. The Committee was headed by Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, former Danish minister and in 2016 the Chairman of the United Nations General Assembly.



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