Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

Ongoing Peace Support Operations (PSO) Civilian Foundation Course

On Thursday, June 6th, 2024, ongoing peace support operations (PSO) Civilian foundation training is taking place at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS), Nairobi.

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AU Specialized Technical Committee Meeting

On 3 June 2024, The Director of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), Brig (Rtd) Paul Kahuria Njema, the Head of Peace Operations Department (HPOD), the Head of the Police Component and AU Liaison Officer attended the 16th Specialized Technical Committee on Defense, Safety, and Security (STCDSS) meeting at African Union in Addis Ababa".

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EASF and Danish Police Discuss Collaboration

The Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) led by its Director Brig (Rtd) Paul Kahuria Njema, hosted a Meeting with a Delegation from the Danish National Police. The Meeting discussed potential future collaboration in capacity building, peace and security support, cyber security and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

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EASF Bids Farewell to Outgoing Staff and Welcomes New Members

The Director of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), Brig (Rtd) Paul Kahuria Njema, presided over a ceremony on May 31, 2024, at the EASF Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya, bidding farewell to outgoing staff and welcoming new Staff Members.

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The President of the Union Comoros Swearing in Ceremony

Azali Assoumani has been sworn-in as the President of the Union of Comoros after being declared winner of the presidential election held in January this year.

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Strengthening Humanitarian Action and Disaster Response Collaboration

The Director of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) paid a visit to the General Directorate for Civil Security (DGSC) in Moroni, Comoros on the 27th of May. The visit was led by Col Soilihi Abdallah Rafick, focusing on discussions surrounding Humanitarian Action and Natural Disasters Support (HANDS).

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EASF Director Meets Vice-President of Seychelles

The director of the Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) Brig (Rtd) Paul Kahuria Njema paid a courtesy call on H.E Vice-president Ahmed Afif of the Republic of Seychelles, May 17th 2024.

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Eastern Africa Standby Force in Seychelles for the CSO Peace Seminar

The EASF in partnership with the Government of Seychelles and the National Platform for Civil Society (CEPS) joined forces in organizing a three-day seminar targeting youth leaders from various structures including youth NGOs.  The Seminar seeks to sensitize young people on the essence of maintaining peace in the Eastern Africa Region as well as on the entire African continent.

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EASF Conducts its Friends Meeting in Nairobi

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) organised a Friends of EASF (FoE) Meeting on 9th May at the Trademark Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Defence Attachés (DAs) and Advisors from various Diplomatic Missions accredited to Kenya, including Representatives from EASF Member States, attended the Meeting.

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HANDS Member States Mapping Capabilities Workshop in Kigali Rwanda

HAND Workshop Rwanda 2024The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) launched a five-day workshop for mapping Member States capabilities for Humanitarian Action and Natural disasters (HANDS) on 25th March 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda.

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EASF Director Visit to The Republic of Rwanda

Director Visit to RwandaBriefing Session to the Chairpersons of EASF Policy Organs

On 25th March, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Rwanda, Hon Juvenal Marizamunda, together with the Rwanda Defence Force Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Muganga Mubarakh, received the Director of Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Secretariat, Brig (Rtd) Paul Kahuria Njema, accompanied by the Chairperson of the Friends of EASF, Col Jens Lindvig.

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