African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises

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African Capacity for Immediate
Response to Crises
Active 2013 – present
Country  Algeria
 Chad
 South Africa
 Tanzania
 Uganda
Allegiance African Union
Role Infantry
Size 5 battalions

The African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) is a temporary multinational African interventionist standby force set up in November 2013. It will be replaced by the African Standby Force when it becomes fully operational.[1][2][3]

References

  1. ^ Lyimo, Henry (7 November 2013). "Dar pledges troops to African 'force'". Daily News (Tanzania). Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "JK, Zuma, others want rapid response force". IPP Media. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Media Briefing: Consultative Summit for the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC)". Department of International Relations and Cooperation. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

External links

  • New 'super' combat brigade: creation of an African elite?
  • Report of the AUC Chairperson on the operationalisation of the Rapid Deployment Capability of the ASF and the ACIRC


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