A Pathway to Professionalism

A Pathway to Professionalism

Sierra Leone’s Experience Offers Lessons on Building a Professional Armed Forces BY BRIG. GEN. MICHAEL MOHAMED SAMURA AND COL. STEVEN PARKER For African countries, improving the security outlook does not require…

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Empowering NCOs

Empowering NCOs

Nations Across the Continent Are Seeing the Benefits of Educated, Well-Trained Noncommissioned Officers ADF STAFF Photos by STAFF SGT. GRADY JONES/U.S. AFRICA COMMAND Militaries are…

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Cyber Security Requires a United Front

Cyber Security Requires a United Front

A Cape Verdean Perspective on Africa Endeavor Capt. Domingos Tavares, Armed Forces of Cape Verde Digitalization has transformed life in Africa. Internet and mobile technologies…

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Deep Commitment, High Expectations

Deep Commitment, High Expectations

The Values of the Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders By Dr. Kwesi Aning and Dr. Joseph Siegle The role of African security sector professionals…

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Q and A

Q and A

Reverence, Respect and Credibility Brig. Gen. Saleh Bala Discusses the Need for a Culture of Professionalism in Africa’s Militaries Retired Brig. Gen. Saleh Bala spent…

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Putting Principles Ahead of Power

Putting Principles Ahead of Power

Africa’s greatest leaders found a variety of ways to govern, including delegating authority and leading by example. ADF STAFF In his autobiography, Nelson Mandela recalled…

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Decoding the DRC

Decoding the DRC

Holdovers from History Hamper the Vast Nation’s Ability to Overcome Instability ADF STAFF The proliferation of armed groups in Africa’s second-largest country has destabilized the nation…

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Protecting Civilians in Times of Conflict

Protecting Civilians in Times of Conflict

In asymmetric wars, more needs to be done to protect people caught in the middle ADF STAFF A small bus loaded with 24 people from…

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Boko Haram Turns to Women, Children as Suicide Bombers

Boko Haram Turns to Women, Children as Suicide Bombers

ADF STAFF As Boko Haram saw its territorial gains recede in the face of military operations, the Islamic insurgent group began to turn to asymmetric…

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Battling Boko Haram

Battling Boko Haram

Nigerian and Regional Efforts Helped Turn the Tide Against the Insurgent Group ADF STAFF Boko Haram has left its mark in blood and destruction across…

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