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African Union to establish emergency military force

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The African Union said Monday it will set up an emergency military force to rapidly quell conflict on the continent, amid frustration that a planned peacekeeping force was still not operational after a decade.

"Almost all countries have agreed that we will have rapid response capability in Africa," AU chairman and Ethiopian President Hailemariam Desalegn told reporters at the close to a two-day AU summit.

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