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SA to host planning meeting for ministerial ACIRC gathering

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This weekend will see another brick go into the wall that is the African defence and security structure when South Africa hosts a preparatory...

ISS: Streamlining the AU’s rapid response capabilities

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Over the last five years, there has been a great deal of debate about the African Union’s (AU) ability to rapidly deploy a combat...

The African Peace and Security Architecture – a system for the...

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The African Standby Force (ASF) has been declared to have reached full operational capability (FOC), in four out the five African regions....

SANDF told to be “more vigilant” on Lesotho border

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With Lesotho on edge following Tuesday's shooting of the country's military leader and two senior officers, the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

Concerns over ACIRC effectiveness

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Following President Jacob Zuma's recent visit to Addis Ababa where, among others, the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) was...

Concerns over ACIRC effectiveness

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Following President Jacob Zuma's recent visit to Addis Ababa where, among others, the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) was...

Concerns over ACIRC effectiveness

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Following President Jacob Zuma's recent visit to Addis Ababa where, among others, the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) was...

ISS: Zuma tries to revive ACIRC, but will it work?

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Last week, South African President Jacob Zuma attended a summit meeting in Addis Ababa with those leaders who volunteered to be part...

ACIRC and ASF needs voluntary troop, materiel and financial support to...

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Two high level African Union meetings this year in the wake of last November's Amani Africa exercise have called for support in...

Angola takes over head of ACIRC

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Angola has taken over the chair of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC), and concluded the Utulivu Africa II...

Angola to host ACIRC exercise

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Angola will later this month host the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) command post exercise Utulivu Africa II. AngolaPress quoted...

More warnings on SANDF equipment, capacity and capability

The warning lights have been flashing and the alarm bells have been sounding for so long it appears they have become part...

South African ACIRC commitment will have UAVs and limited logistic support

The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) Joint Operations Division (JOps) has told Parliament a pair of tactical UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) is...

Gallery: Exercise Amani Africa II closing ceremony

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The closing ceremony for Exercise Amani Africa II was held on 8 November at the Lohatla Combat Training Centre in the Northern...

Gallery: Exercise Amani Africa II closing ceremony

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The closing ceremony for Exercise Amani Africa II was held on 8 November at the Lohatla Combat Training Centre in the Northern...

Ceremonial end to Amani Africa II

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Following its one and only field training exercise, the rapid deployment capability of the African Standby Force (ASF) has been declared ready...

ISS: African Standby Force: how the AU can get it right

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Last week, as part of the Amani Africa II field exercise, the African Standby Force (ASF) has been testing its Rapid Deployment...

Africa puts security hopes in foreign-funded, home-grown strike force

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Backed by tanks, armoured vehicles and plenty of EU cash, thousands of African soldiers took on an imaginary enemy in the arid...

ISS: The African Standby Force beyond 2015 – ideals versus realities

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, has a difficult problem to resolve. By January 2016, she will be expected...

Amani Africa II FTX will see just on 4,000 troops deployed...

South Africa is by far the major contributor troop-wise to October's Amani Africa II field training exercise in preparation for final operationalisation...

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