African Military Law Forum Sends, Issue 1
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What is the African Military Law Forum?
The African Military Law Forum is an organization composed of dedicated African legal professionals serving in the military or working in the Ministry of Defense or Ministry of Justice. The goal of AMLF is to bring together African military legal advisors from 54 African Nations to discuss legal topics of interest, propose model solutions, and exchange ideas on how to improve military operational adherence to the Rule of Law. AMLF was initiated in March 2014 in Malawi as a forum to gather senior-level African military legal advisors from across African. Subsequent AMLF General Meetings were held in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2015, Accra, Ghana, in 2016, Oberammergau, Germany, in 2018, and Sanremo, Italy, in 2019. AMLF is co-sponsored by U.S. Africa Command.
Current AMLF Executive Committee:
Maj. Gen. Yusuf Shalangwa, AMLF President, Nigeria
Lt. Col. Berthe Mvoa Ndzie Epse Tambe Ebot, AMLF Senior Vice President, Cameroon
Ms. Helena Ndilimeke, AMLF Secretary, Namibia
Lt. Col. Francois Yameogo, AMLF Vice Secretary, Burkina Faso
Brig. Gen. Choua Mahamat Ahamat, AMLF Vice President Central Region, Chad
Brig. Gen. Godard Busingye, AMLF Vice President East Africa Region, Uganda
Lt. Col. Faouzi Ayari, AMLF Vice President North Africa Region, Tunisia
Col. Caswell Sinethemba Mhlauli, AMLF Vice President Southern Africa Region, South Africa
Lt. Col. Moustapha Ibrahim, AMLF Vice President West Africa Region, Niger
AMLF Advisory Council:
Brig. Gen. Dan Kuwalli, Malawi
Lt. Col. Desire Hakorimana, Burundi
Lt. Col. Marguerite Meffand-Loaw, Cameroon
Upcoming AMLF Events:
The AMLF Executive Committee and Advisory Council have been working throughout 2021 to plan the next AMLF General Meeting, currently scheduled for December 2021 in Gaborone, Botswana. Additionally, AMLF is starting a virtual speaker series in the near future to offer an opportunity for any interested African Military Legal Professional to log in on their computer and listen to and discuss a chosen legal topic of interest.