The EU announces new funds to strengthen security in Africa
The EU will today confirm that it will provide €12.5 million through the African Peace Facility to improve the management of African-led peace support operations. These funds will concretely support the establishment of a 'Command, Control, Communication and Information System' (C3IS) over a period of 2 years.
The C3IS will provide secure data, voice and video services through satellite communication between the African Union, the sub-regional organisations and the peace missions deployed at country level. It will also provide IT systems to convey orders, generate reports and maps for the management of the operations on the ground. This way, the new EU funds will contribute to better equipping African regional organisations in the area of peace of security.
For more information please see the press release: IP/13/1249