29, August 2016
African Union military experts charged with the operationalization of the African Standby Force (ASF) are currently in Douala to finalize arrangement issues related to the creation of the logistics base of the African Union Force.
Cameroon Concord News Littoral correspondent who contributed to this report revealed that the experts are expected to measure the capacity of the Douala airport runways and to be reassured that these tracks are ready for certain types of devices and will be able support the military manoeuvres that will be staged regularly in Douala.
Cameroon and the African Union recently signed in Yaounde an agreement for the construction of the African continental logistics base in Douala to facilitate the deployment of troops serving with the AU. Under the leadership of the Peace and Security Council, FAA’s mission is to maintain peace on the continent.
The infrastructure which will be based in Douala will support rapid deployment in specific areas in times of crisis. The force will have between 25,000 and 30,000 personnel from the five regions of the continent.