African security – Kenyatta urges AU to form “African army”

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Africa: Uhuru Roots for an African Army

Addis Ababa — President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged African countries to scale up their contribution to peace and stability in the continent.

He backed the call made by the African Ministers of Defence for all countries to meet their obligations in ensuring an African Standby Force is ready for deployment by 2015.

“Our partners and friends have been of great help to us. But to rely on outside help for our security would be to sully our independence. In any case, the help is often inadequate to our needs, and its application inflexible,” President Kenyatta said.

He was addressing the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State and Government Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday.

As part of Kenya’s 50th anniversary and an expression of solidarity with the continent’s determination to secure its future, President Kenyatta announced…

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