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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Fighting Famine

Fighting Famine

Tracking and Relieving Hunger Can Be a Challenge. The Key for Soldiers? Knowing Their Role By the time the world hears about a famine, it’s probably too…

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The Fight for Fertile Land

The Fight for Fertile Land

Africa’s pastoralists and farmers are in conflict. Boko Haram sees an opportunity. ADF STAFF For generations, Fulani herdsmen have roamed North Africa, grazing their animals….

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At War with Malaria

At War with Malaria

The Mosquito-Borne Disease Is a Continental Problem, but a Program is Equipping African Militaries to Fight It ADF STAFF An insidious, debilitating force has attacked…

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SOLDIERS TO THE RESCUE

SOLDIERS TO THE RESCUE

Armed Forces Have The Skills And Tools To Respond To Crises ADF STAFF or years, when countries needed their armed forces’ help during natural disasters,…

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A Failed State Reverberates

A Failed State Reverberates

The Effects of Libya’s Lawlessness are Felt Throughout the Region and the World The year 2017 began the same way 2016 ended, with staggering numbers…

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Joining Hands Against Drugs

Joining Hands Against Drugs

Special Units in West Africa Bring Together Agencies to Share Information and Resources ADF STAFF Africa stands as a transit point in a global drug trafficking…

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