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Diplomacy & Peace

Amani Africa 11 field training exercise will lead to ASF operationalisation

Amani Africa 11 field exerciseWhen troops from all over Africa move into position for the opening gambits of the field training exercise marking the end of the AU’s Amani Africa 11 training cycle in late October at the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) it will be the realisation of a just on nine million US dollar spend.

Islamist group Ansar Dine claims multiple attacks in Mali

altThe Malian Islamist rebel group Ansar Dine claimed it carried out a series of attacks against U.N. peacekeepers and Malian army targets in the country's capital, Bamako, and border areas near Ivory Coast and Mauritania.

Ntaganda trial postponed

DRC warlord's trial postponedThe International Criminal Court on Friday postponed the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of leading a militia in a campaign marked by rape and murder, after his lawyers said they needed more time to build his defence case.

Rapid Response an elusive political project?

Intrnational Affairs Institute on ASFPreceding last month's 25th African Union (AU) summit in Johannesburg a meeting of the AU Specialised Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security committed again to fully operationalise an African Standby Force (ASF) by December this year according to the SA Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).

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