Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

Ethiopian Happy New Year 2015

Ethiopia Celebrates its New Year 2015 on 11 September 2022.

EASF Concludes IMPC 02-2022

The Integrated Mission Planning Course (IMPC) that was underway since 29 August 2022 in Khartoum, Sudan, came to a successful completion on 8 September 2022. The closing ceremony was attended by the Guest of Honour, Lt Gen. (PSC) Abdoulmahmud Hamad Hussen, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sudanese Defence Forces on behalf of the Chief of Staff and the Minister of Defence.


IMPC Kicks off in Khartoum

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) kicked off the Integrated Mission Planning Course (IMPC) in Khartoum, Sudan, today 29 August 2022. The objective of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to plan a multidimensional peace support mission that engages the military, police and civilians.



A farewell ceremony was held at EASF Force Headquarters in Addis Ababa on 24 August 2022. The ceremony was organized in honor of the Chief of Operations (G3) from Uganda, Col Sam KIRYA, and the Chief Personnel and Logistics Officer (G1/G4) from Rwanda, Lt Col Sylvestre SEKARAMBA.


Training on ASC Roster and Database Management

A comprehensive training on African Standby Capacity (ASC) Roster and Database Management was conducted successfully at EASF Secretariat in Nairobi, from 15-19 August 2022. A team of experts from the African Union led by Mr. Eustace Chiwombe, Chief of Capability Unit, accompanied by personnel from ACCORD and UNOAU, paid a courtesy call on the Director of EASF, Brigadier General Getachew Shiferaw Fayisa on Monday 15 August 2022. The visit was based on a request by the EASF for training on ASC Roster and Database Management. EASF personnel from the civilian component, ICT section and HR office attended the training, which ran over the course of the week.


EASF Election Mission Preliminary Statement

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) presented its preliminary statement on the conduct of the General Elections this morning, Thursday 11th August 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi. EASF deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to the Republic of Kenya at the invitation of the Government.


Kenyan Elections - EASF Head of Elections Observer Mission Calls for Peaceful Elections

The Election Observer Mission's inauguration and the arrival statement release was held at the EASF Secretariat today, Monday 8th August 2022.


Arrival Statement- EASF Election Observer Mission

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) announces the arrival of its election observation mission (EOM) to observe the general elections in the Republic of Kenya. The Eastern Africa Standby Force is a regional mechanism under the African Union and the EOM is under the responsibility of the Civilian Component of the EASF.


EASF Flags Off its EOM to Kenya

Having completed its preparation to observe the 2022 Kenya Elections, the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) flagged off its Election Observer Mission (EOM) to the Republic of Kenya today, 5 July 2022, at the Secretariat in Karen, Nairobi.


EASF Deploys Election Observer Mission to Kenya

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) announces the deployment of its election observation mission (EOM) for the general elections in the Republic of Kenya. H.E. Ambassador Claude Morel from the Republic of Seychelles has been appointed as the Head of Mission.


EASF HANDS workshop

EASF HANDS workshop held between 18-22 July 2022 in Khartoum Sudan. The objective was to validate and resource plans established in Burundi. This is part of process to actualise AU requirement on RMs to use ASF to handle HANDS noting that they also contribute to peace and security challenge in the region and entire continent.



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