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Briefing on the AU Police and Civilian Training Exercise

By African Union Commission (AUC)
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 29, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Invitation to representatives of the Media and Press Attaches of the AUC Member States

What: The African Union Commission will conduct a week long police and civilian training exercise in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has the pleasure to invite the Media and Press Attaches of the AUC Member States to a briefing on the exercise.

When: Wednesday 31 October, 2012 at 11:40 am

Where: African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

New AU Conference Complex (Media Briefing Room TBC)

Who: Amb. Ramtane Lamamra, Commissioner for Peace and Security, Mr. Bam Sivuyile, Head of Peace Support Operations Division and General Samaila Iliya, Exercise Coordinator will brief the Media and Press Attaches of the AUC Member States on the exercise after the opening ceremony.

Why: The AU Police and Civilian Focused Exercise aims to build the police and civilian capacities of the African Standby Force (ASF) as a step towards achieving operational readiness by 2015. The exercise is also aimed at enhancing the multi-dimensional character of the ASF and was one of the needs identified by the AMANI Africa Command Post Exercise carried out in October 2010.

For further details about the Exercise, please follow the link below:

http://www.peaceau.org/en/topic/au-police-and-civilian-focused-exercise-njiwa