Amani Africa: Building Capacity For Sustainable Peace

AU The Amani Africa Command Post Exercise (CPX) will be conducted from 13th to 29th October 2010 at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The execution of this exercise will train and evaluate AU capabilities to plan conduct and prosecute a Peace Support Operation.

In May 2003, the African Chiefs of Defense Staff adopted the Policy Framework for the establishment of the African Standby Force (ASF) and the Military Staff Committee (MSC). Composed of five regional standby forces, the ASF concept was approved in 2004 and was intended to provide the African Union (AU) with means of responding to conflict in a timely and efficient manner. As an implementation tool of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), the main purpose of the ASF is to ensure that trained components, including military, police and civilian personnel, are available for deployment to AU mandated Peace Support Operations (PSOs).

The exercise will use a scenario based on a ficticious country called Carana and make no specific reference to any particular African country.

The CPX will bring together High profile African leaders involved in the Exercise, Regional Defense staff, Regional Economic Communities (REC’s) and Media. On 19 October 2010, a Media Day will give the opportunity to media professionals and militaries to interact and to exchange views on the specific requirements of their respective work and to share ways forward for a better collaboration.

Further information

  • See the Opening Address by H.E. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission here.

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