Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

Committee of Chiefs of Defence in Kampala

eacdsThe Chiefs of Defence Staff met in Kampala for the 2nd Ordinary Meeting of the Committee of Eastern Africa Standby Force Chiefs of Defence Staff. The meeting forms part of the Policy Organs meetings that are conducted regularly to provide guidance for executing the affairs of EASF.


Procurement of Forward Force HQ Communications' Equipment Begins

The Nordic Advisory and Coordination Staff (NACS) entered a contractual agreement on 6th March 2017 with a Kenyan ICT Solutions' provider, Smoothtel (K) Ltd, for the latter's procurement and installation of Command and Control's Communication Information Systems (C2CIS).


AU Delegation Verifies EASF's Full Operational Capability

A delegation from Peace Support Operations Department (PSOD) of the African Union (AU) visited the EASF Secretariat in Karen, Nairobi on 24th February 2017. The aim of the visit was to confirm EASF's readiness for deployment now that the


Annual Civilian National Focal Points' Workshop in Seychelles Ends

The Civilian Component of the Eastern Africa Standby Force held its annual National Focal Point Workshop in Mahe, Seychelles from 20th to 22nd February 2017.

The Workshop was officially opened by Amb. Claude Morel of the Department of Foreign Affairs of


Annual Multinational Maritime Exercise 'Cutlass Express' is Completed

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, the United States as well as several international organizations successfully conducted the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, from 31st January to 9th February 2017.


EASF and SADC Conclude a Two Day Information Sharing Session

Officials from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Force, which is one of the five Standby Forces of the African Standby Force (ASF), shared a two day meeting with EASF leadership and Planning Elements' officials at the Secretariat's headquarters in Karen, Nairobi. 


Danish Delegation pays Courtesy Call to EASF

The Danish delegation paid a courtesy call to EASF on  19th January 2017 at the Secretariat Headquarters in Nairobi. The Danish delegation of six was headed by Maj Gen Hans-Christian Mathiesen, Chief of the Army Staff, Denmark.


EASF Police Points of Contact Workshop Concludes in Djibouti

A three-day EASF Police Points of Contacts' Workshop came to a successful close on Thursday, 19th January 2017 in Djibouti. The workshop was organized with the aim of updating the Police Component on the enhancement and continuous preparedness of pledged capacities in EASF Member States to support future deployment.


EASF Boosts Collaboration for future Deployment

As part of the preparations for future deployment in Peace Support Operations (PSOs), EASF kicked off an initiative to enhance collaboration with the Kenya Rapid Deployment Capability (KRDC). 


Maritime Task Force Commanders' Course Concludes

The year 2016 has seen the Eastern Africa Standby Force put a strong emphasis on upscaling its Maritime Cell by conducting a number of trainings and workshops. In the middle of the year, a two week Search and Rescue Course was successfully completed


EASF Headquarters' Planning Workshop in Copenhagen

Participants from EASF Planning Element, NACS, Nordic countries and UK got a little flavour of the Danish winter as they took part in the EASF Planning Workshop for EASF Headquarters' training in 2017. The three Heads of Components, that is, Military,



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