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African Standby Force to be Operational by Early Next Year

Why does Africa need a standby, continental army that can parachute into hotspots at a moment’s notice? For South African Navy Captain Jaco Theunissen, the answer can be boiled down to just a few words:  Mali. The Central African Republic. Congo. “It’s specifically because of those interventions,” Theunissen told VOA News. “... The feeling is that Africa should send their own African force instead of bringing the United Nations to come and do peace support operations. Let it be an...

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