Acronyms

I realize I use a lot of acronyms and don’t always define them – I’ve been working with NGOs for the past couple years, I can’t help it. Hopefully this covers them all but let me know if I’m missing any! I’ll try to keep this updated as I write more posts. Some are preemptive as I’m sure I’ll use them at some point or another.

A

AMT – Assistance Military Technique (French bilateral military technical assistance accords)

AQIM – Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

ATT – Arms Trade Treaty

AU – African Union

B

C

CAR – Central African Republic

CEDEAO – Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (see ECOWAS)

D

DRC – Democratic Republic of Congo

E

ECCAS – Economic Community of Central African States

ECCC – Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal)

ECOWAS – Economic Community of West African States

EU – European Union

EUFOR Tchad/RCA – European Union Force Chad/CAR

F

FFG – Forces Francaises au Gabon (French Forces in Gabon – permanent military base)

FOMAC – Force multinational en Afrique Centrale (Multinational Force in Central Africa)

G

H

I

ICC – International Criminal Court

ICJ – International Court of Justice

ICTY – International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

ICTR – International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

J

JMA – French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

K

L

LRA – Lord’s Resistance Army

M

MICOPAX – Mission for the Consolidation of Peace in Central African Republic

MINURCAT – Mission des Nations Unies en République Centrafricaine et au Tchad (UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad)

MNLA – Mouvement National pour la Liberation de l’Azawad (National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad – Tuareg nationalist movement in Mali)

MONUSCO – Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en RD Congo (UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo)

MP – Member of Parliament

MUJAO – Mouvement pour le Tawhîd et du Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (Movement for Oneness/Unity and Jihad in West Africa)

N

O

P

PM – Prime Minister

Q

R

RECAMP – Renforcement des capacités africaines du maintien de la paix (reinforcement of African peacekeeping forces – French military strategy)

S

SANDF – South African National Defense Forces

SCSL – Special Court for Sierra Leone

T

U

UEMOA – Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

UN – United Nations

UPR – Universal Period Review

V

W

X

Y

Z

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