Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

Official Launching of the EASF-EOM to Somalia

EASF Election Observer Mission to the Federal Republic of Somalia was launched on 14th May, 2022 in Mogadishu, Somalia.  The Presidential election is fundamental to the political situation in the Federal Republic of Somalia where the presidential election was delayed by 15 months. The Speaker of the recently elected Parliament has confirmed that voting will take place on 15th May as scheduled. 

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EASF to observe Somalia Presidential Election

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) announces the arrival of its election observation mission (EOM) for the Presidential Election in the Federal Republic of Somalia. The Director of the Eastern Africa Standby Force, Brigadier General Getachew Shiferaw Fayisa, accepted the invitation from the host country, the Federal Republic of Somalia and consequently has deployed the mission (EOM) to observe and report on the conduct of the presidential election due to take place on 15th May, 2022.

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Election preparation,Somalia

Final preparations are on the way for the presidential elections due to be held in Somalia this Sunday 15th May, 2022. The first phase of this voting process was the elections for the House of the People which started in November 2021 and ended on 13th April 2022. Following the recent voting process nearly 300 MPs have been sworn in for the two parliamentary chambers.But the choice of about 30 MPs has not yet been concluded because of disputes over various issues, including the eligibility of candidates.

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Elections preparation in the Federal Republic of Somalia

Final preparations are on the way for the presidential elections due to be held in Somalia this Sunday 15th May, 2022. The first phase of this voting process was the elections for the House of the People which started in November 2021 and ended on 13th April 2022.  Following the recent voting process, nearly 300 MPs have been sworn in for the two parliamentary chambers. But the choice of about 30 MPs has not yet been concluded because of disputes over various issues, including the eligibility of candidates.

EASF’s political Officer, Ali Said Ali met with the Somali Parliament Hon. Adan Mohamed Noor (Madoobe) on Sunday 8th April to discuss deployment and accreditation of EASF observers to the forthcoming presidential elections in the Federal Republic of Somalia. 

EASF Completes Workshop on Organizational Review

EASF Organizational Review WorkshopEASF held a workshop from 4th to 6th of May 2022, whose aim was to conduct an organizational review in order to undertake an in-depth analysis of current organizational functions. Considering that current EASF structures have been in operation since 2014, the environment in which the EASF operates has tremendously changed.

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EASF Concludes Panel of Elders Induction Workshop

EASF PoEThe Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) concluded its three-day Panel of Elders Induction Workshop on 29 April 2022. The Guest of Honor at the Closing Ceremony was the Chairperson of the EASF Council of Ministers of Defence and Security, H.E. Dr Abraham Belay, who is also the Minister of Defence of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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Integrated Mission Planning Course Ends In The Land of A Thousand Hills

The Eastern Africa Standby Force Integrated Mission Planning Course (IMPC) closing ceremony was held on Friday 29th April 2022 in Musanze, Rwanda with 28 participants from EASF’s member states successfully completing the 10-day training course.

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EASF Visits Ethiopian International Peacekeeping Training Center (EIPKTC)

EIPKTCPursuant to the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) approved Activity Plan 2022 and reference to the strategic objective 2.3.2.2 on strengthening cooperation with Regional Training Centres, EASF conducted a working visit to review and renew the collaboration and cooperation with the PSO Regional Training Centre in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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EASF Launches Panel of Elders Induction Workshop

EASF Panel of EldersThe Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) started an Induction Workshop for the Panel of Elders (PoE), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 27 April 2022. The Opening Ceremony was conducted at the EASF Force Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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Condolence Message to The Government and People of the Republic of Kenya

His Excellency Mwai KibakiThe EASF conveys its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, Government and people of the Republic of Kenya following the passing away of His Excellency the President Mwai Kibaki, the third and former President of the Republic of Kenya on the 22nd of April 2022. 

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CIVIC Delegation Pays Courtesy Visit to EASF

CIVIC Delegation to EASFEASF received a courtesy visit from a delegation from CIVIC (Centre for Civilians In Conflict). The delegation was headed by Mr Zlatko Gegic, the Regional Director for East Africa. CIVIC is an International Non-Governmental Organisation based in the United States. CIVIC, which started as Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflicts was founded in 2003 by Marla Ruzicka.

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