The African Standby Force (ASF) is an international, continental African, and multidisciplinary peacekeeping force with military, police and civilian contingents that acts under the direction of the African Union.
The ASF is to be deployed in times of crisis in Africa.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, serves as the Force’s Headquarters.
Douala, Cameroon, was selected in 2011 as the site of the AU’s Continental Logistics Base (LOGBASE). In 2003, a 2010 operational date for the force was set.
The African continent has got a resource more valuable than oil, gold or silver which is the human resource composed of it’s battle hardened soldiers.