African Union to Establish Emergency Military Force

The African Union says it will establish an emergency military force to deal with conflicts and rebellions on the continent.

The rapid reaction force, called the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC), would serve as an interim measure until the planned African Standby force is fully operational.

It will be formed from voluntary contributions of troops, equipment and funding by member nations.

The African Standby force has been in the works for 10 years and remains only …