Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

African Standby Capacity Annual Coordination Meeting Underway

African Standby Capacity Annual Coordination Meeting is underway in Lusaka, Zambia, from 27-29 June 2022. The meeting was coordinated by personnel from the African Union, and chaired by the Chief of the Capacity Development Unit, Mr. Eustace Chiwombe.

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EASF Concludes After Action Review

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) concluded today, 10 June 2022, its After Action Review (AAR) of the Command Post Exercise, Codenamed ‘MASHARIHI SALAAM III’, in Victoria, Seychelles.

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EASF Launches AAR in Victoria, Seychelles

EASF launched in Victoria, Seychelles, its After Action Review (AAR) of the Command Post Exercise (CPX) 2022, on 6 June 2022. The aim of the five-day AAR is to evaluate the conduct of the EASF CPX-2022 which was conducted in March 2022. It will deliberate on the findings from the First Impression Report, enrich it, and draw lessons for future similar exercises as well as for EASF as an organization..

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Delegates from National Defence College of India visit EASF Secretariat

The delegates from the National Defence College of India paid a working visit at the EASF Secretariat Headquarters in Karen, Nairobi, today 31 May 2022. The delegation was led by the Senior Director Staff, Navy Rear Admiral Dhiren Vig.

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Civilian Recruitment in Comoros

On 30th May 2022, the EASF Civilian Roster Recruitment  Exercise was launched officially  at the Retaj Hotel in Moroni, Comoros by the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Comoros, Mr. Abdourahmane Said Bacar. The EASF team comprised of the Head of Civilian, Mr. Kedir Ababulgu Ali, Civilian Planning, Training and Evaluation Officer, Ms. Octavia Rose, HR Officer Col. Viator Nyangabo and Secretary for Civilian component, Ms. Fridah Mungania

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African Union Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes of Government

AU conducted its Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes (UCG) in Africa on 28 May 2022, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The objective of the summit was to assess persistent threats, evaluate current response mechanisms, and decide on the specific actions and measures necessary to strengthen the collective security of Member States facing terrorism and violent extremism. The objective of the summit also includes, among other issues, deliberation on the recommendations in the Accra Declaration on Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa emanating from the AU Reflection Forum, held on 15-17 March 2022 in Accra, Ghana.

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EASF Conducts Tree Planting in Burundi

EASF conducted Tree Planting in the Bujumbura Province of Burundi, on 25 May 2022, as part of the Youth for Peace Project. The major objective of the event was to promote and sensitive the youth of the EASF Member States on two key messages, viz.: protecting the environment and promoting peace.

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Youth for Peace project kicks off in Burundi

A group of 50 youth people gathered in Bujumbura, Burundi to discuss on the AU continental framework on youth, peace and security. The main objective of the program is to dissuade youth from violent actions and facilitate their meaningful participation in all spectrums of peace and security in Africa. In this regard, the program finalized the Continental Framework on Youth Peace and Security and its ten Year implementation plan which were adopted by the AU PSC in 2020. The Guest of Honor from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Burundi, Mr. Syldie Manirerekana opened the youth conference in the presence of the youths from EASF member states, government officials from the host nation and EASF management team

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Somalia Presidential Election Transparent But With High Security Threats

EASF EOM to SomaliaThe EASF Election Observer Mission issued its preliminary statement, in Mogadishu on Monday 16th May after the new Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won with 214 votes against former President, Mr Abudallahi Farmajo with 110 votes.

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