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African Standby Force turns 20: has it helped keep the peace? The pros and cons

By Cedric de Coning, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Andrew E. Yaw Tchie, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and Visiting Professor University of Buckingham, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
It’s been 20 years since the African Standby Force was established by the African Union (AU). The standby force is mandated to implement the AU’s right to intervene in African situations that require military force. This year, the AU is reviewing the force’s successes and failures.

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