Viewpoint

Viewpoint

U.S. Africa Command Staff In a crisis, speed is essential. Whether it is a natural disaster, a disease outbreak or a conflict, security professionals know…

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Africa Makes Progress in Disease Prevention

Africa Makes Progress in Disease Prevention

Although outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases have surfaced all over the globe, no continent has been harder hit than Africa. The Ebola epidemic…

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Modern Life Intrudes on Ancient Salt Trade

Modern Life Intrudes on Ancient Salt Trade

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Every morning, hundreds of men converge on a dry lakebed in Ethiopia, where they cleave at the ground with axes to extract salt….

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Nigerian Makes History with Solo Flight Around the World

Nigerian Makes History with Solo Flight Around the World

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nigerian airline pilot Ademola Odujinrin, known as “Lola,” has become the first African to fly solo around the world. The 38-year-old left Washington,…

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Kenya to reopen border with Somalia

Kenya to reopen border with Somalia

VOICE OF AMERICA The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the…

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

The Ebola outbreak exposed weak spots in the continent’s health systems. Officials are determined to fix them. ADF STAFF A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria’s northwest showed the…

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Preparing for the Unknown

Preparing for the Unknown

A conversation with Dr. John Nkengasong of the Africa CDC on how to anticipate the next pandemic ADF STAFF Dr. John Nkengasong is a virologist who has…

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The Capacity to Respond

The Capacity to Respond

To Intervene in Crises and Sustain Missions, African Militaries Must Make Logistics a Priority COL. UDUAK UDOAKA/U.S. AIR FORCE A significant development in the post-Cold War…

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Dealing with Disasters

Dealing with Disasters

The African Standby Force Can Deploy in Times of Natural Disasters, Humanitarian Crises ADF STAFF Africa has for years been working toward creating a force…

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Nigeria Marks Democracy Day

Nigeria Marks Democracy Day

ADF STAFF Government officials and citizens packed into the stands of Freedom Square in Owerri, Nigeria, on May 29, 2017, to mark an important date…

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