Africa: Nigeria Makes Case for African Standby Force



Photo: Laura Jarriel/UN

Catching up on the action at UN Headquarters during the 73rd Assembly.

Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama says Nigeria is pushing for the take-off of African Standby Force (STF) which can be deployed in times of crisis in various parts of the continent.

Onyeama told the Newsmen on Wednesday after the African Union (AU) Security Council meeting at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA.

The minister said that Nigeria also stressed on the need for African Union to find African solutions to African problems rather than depending on external interventions.

Nigeria, he said, also stressed the need for the…

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