16 Entries

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12 Jun. 2018

NATO hosts the African Union for Military to Military Staff Talks

On 6 June 2018, the Cooperative Security Division of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted the annual NATO – African Union (AU) Military to Military staff talks with a delegation from the AU and 30 representatives from other NATO bodies.

6 Nov. 2015

NATO Secretary General's message to the African Union at the occasion of Exercise AMANI AFRICA II taking place in South Africa

On behalf of NATO, please accept my best wishes for the success of the AMANI AFRICA II exercise. The exercise is yet another milestone for the African Union as it develops its capabilities to help meet the many complex challenges on the African continent.

8 May. 2014

NATO and the African Union boost their cooperation

NATO and the African Union (AU) took a further step in advancing their cooperation, by signing on 8 May 2014 an agreement which formalizes the status of the NATO liaison office to the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The completion of this technical agreement will facilitate greater cooperation between the two organizations in areas of mutual interest such as: strategic air and sea lift, interoperability of multinational forces, individual training, exercise planning, and lessons learned from operations. How to share experiences in implementing United Nations initiatives such as Women, Peace and Security, and Children and Armed Conflict, will also be examined.

31 May. 2011

NATO and the African Union pursue dialogue on Libya

On 31 May 2011, the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, met to continue discussions on the Libya crisis.

5 Apr. 2011

NATO and the African Union discuss solutions to Libya Crisis

The North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Jean Ping held a constructive discussion on the latest developments in Libya on April 5th.

25 Mar. 2011

Of bagpipes and capacity-building in Africa

Colonel Marc Forterre has travelled a lot to the African continent in his role as a NATO liaison officer to the Africa Union (AU), but playing the bagpipes to an unsuspecting Ethiopian customs officer in Addis Ababa airport is definitely one of his more unique experiences of life as a Senior Military Liaison Officer.

18 Mar. 2010

NATO airlifts African Union troops into Somalia

Under the NATO banner, the United States airlifted 1 700 troops from Uganda into Mogadishu and re-deployed 850 Ugandan troops out of Mogadishu that are part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The airlift, which commenced on 5 March 2010, was completed on 16 March 2010. Upon the request of the African Union for strategic airlift support for its mission in Somalia, NATO began providing this support in June 2007.

18 Feb. 2010

African Union discusses practical cooperation with NATO

On 18 and 19 February, a group of high level officials from the African Union (AU) - led by Mr. Sivuyile Thandikhaya Bam, Head of the Peace Support Operations Division of the African Union - visited NATO’s Headquarters and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Belgium. The event was organized by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Outreach Programme.

27 Apr. 2009

NATO extends counter-piracy mission

On Friday 24 April, NATO decided to continue the counter piracy activities of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) in the Gulf of Aden and in waters off the Horn of Africa after a short port visit to Karachi (Pakistan) from 26 to 27 April.

19 Nov. 2008

NATO Chief visits Ghana

From Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 November, the Secretary General, accompanied by Mrs de Hoop Scheffer, paid a visit to Ghana, on the invitation of President Kufuor.

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